Gold coin; Denomination: 5 Guineas
Royal Mint, London
George II (1727-1760) First issue
The letters EIC under the King's head record that the gold used to strike this coin was supplied by the East India Company
Young laureate head of George II facing left; below E.I.C.; 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 . 1729 (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).
Raised lettering: DECVS ET TVTAMEN ANNO REGNI TERTIO.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), A.H. Baldwin & Son Ltd, 15 Mar 1976
Purchased, Felton Bequest, 1929
Type of item
37 mm (Outside Diameter), 41.905 g (Weight)
[Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink. 3664 Pages