Gold coin; Denomination: 2 Guineas
Royal Mint, London
George II (1727-1760), Old head type
Intermediate laureate head of George II facing left; around, GEORGIVS . II . DEI . GRATIA .
Crowned and garnished shield with the royal arms, England and Scotland impaled, France, Ireland and the Electorate of Brunswick and Luneburg; around, M . B . F . ET . H . REX . F . D . B . ET . L . D . S . R . I . A . T . ET . E . 1740, the date being broken bt the 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).
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Type of item
31 mm (Outside Diameter), 16.752 g (Weight)
[Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink 3668 Pages