Silver coin; Denomination: Halfcrown
Royal Mint, London
George II (1727-1760)
The halfcrown had a current value of 2 shillings and 6 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; 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 . 1745, 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 VICESIMO QVATRO.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
34 mm (Outside Diameter), 15.025 g (Weight)
[Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink 3696 Pages
[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.