Silver coin; Denomination: Shilling
Royal Mint, London
George II (1727-1760)
The shilling had a current value of 12 pence. Struck from bullion supplied from mines in the West of England - indicated by the roses on the reverse.
Young 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; 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 1739, 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 Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Type of item
26 mm (Outside Diameter), 5.82 g (Weight)
[Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink 3701 large Garter Star Pages