Silver coin; Denomination: Halfcrown
Royal Mint, London
George II (1727-1760)
The roses and plumes on the reverse record that this coin was struck from bullion supplied by mines in the West of England and Wales. The halfcrown had a current value of 2 shillings and 6 pence.
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; Star of the Garter at the centre and a rose or a plume in alternate angles; around, M . B . F . ET . H . REX . F . D . B . ET . L . D . S . R . I . A . T . ET . E . 1731, 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 QVINTO.
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 11 Jan 1978
Type of item
33 mm (Outside Diameter), 14.95 g (Weight)
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