Gold coin; Denomination: 5 Guineas
Royal Mint, London
George II (1727-1760) First issue
The word LIMA below the King's bust records that this coin was struck with bullion seized by Admiral Anson during his world voyage (1739-1743) or by other privateers in the Atlantic. The word LIMA was added to the coin at the request of the Bank of England to commemorate the exploits. Much of the Spanish coin captured bore the Lima mint mark.
Old laureate head of George II facing left; below LIMA; around, GEORGIVS . II . DEI . GRATIA .
Crowned and garnished shield with the royal arms, England and Scotland impaled, France, Ireland and the Electorate of Brunswick and Luneburg; around, M . B . F . ET . H . REX . F . D . B . ET . L . D . S . R . I . A . T . ET . E . 1746, the date being broken bt the crown. (Translation obverse and reverse: George II by the Grace of God King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick and Luneburg, Archi-Thesaurius and Elector of the Holy Roman Empire).
Raised lettering: DECVS ET TVTAMEN ANNO REGNI DECIMO NONO.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Seaby, B.A. Ltd., 15/3/1976
Purchased, Felton Bequest, 1929
Admiral George Anson
The gold from which this coin was struck was by Admiral Anson during his world voyage or by other privateers in the Atlantic. The word LIMA was added to the coin at the request of the Bank of England to commemorate the exploits as much of the Spanish coin captured bor the Lima mint mark.
Type of item
41.887 g (Weight)
Apling, Harry "The Lima coinage of George II", Seaby Coin and Medal Bulletin, March 1970 [Link 1]
[Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink 3665 Pages