Silver coin; Denomination: Shilling
Royal Mint, London
George II (1727-1760)
The shilling had a current value of 12 pence.
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; large Star of the Garter at the centre; around, M B F ET H REX F D B ET L D S R I A T ET E 1758, 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).
Diagonal milling, ///.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Type of item
26 mm (Outside Diameter), 5.878 g (Weight)
[Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink 3704 Pages