Silver coin; Denomination: Crown
Royal Mint, London
George II (1727-1760)
The roses on the reverse record that this coin was struck from bullion supplied by mines in the West of England. The crown had a current value of five shillings.
Old laureate bust of George II facing left wearing armour, with lion's head on shoulder; around, GEORGIVS . II DEI . GRATIA .
Four crowned shields arranged to form a cross, England and Scotland impaled, France, Ireland and the Electorate of Brunswick and Luneburg; Star of the Garter at the centre and a rose in each angle; around, M . B . F . ET . H . REX . F . D . B . ET . L . D . S . R . I . A . T . ET . E . 1743, the date being broken by a 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).
In raised lettering, DECVS ET TVTAMEN ANNO REGNI DECIMO SEPTIMO.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Dr William Howat, 15/3/1976
Type of item
29.779 g (Weight)
[Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom.