George II (1727-60) Read about George II

 

 

Halfcrowns

 

WG-6982:  1746 over 5 George II Silver “LIMA” Halfcrown.  Old head, nicely toned and nice grade.  Spink 3695A.  LIMA below the king’s bust - this is a reference to silver captured from Spanish ships, which had been mined near the Peruvian city of Lima, then a part of the Spanish Empire.  Most of this silver was captured in a single action by a ship commanded by Commodore George Anson RN.  Upon receiving this bounty, it was decided by the British government that the silver would be sent to the Royal Mint to be coined.  There was so much of it that it took scores of wagons to transport it all to the Tower.  Huge crowds gathered in awe at the spectacle of the captured loot making its way through the streets of London.  £225

 

 

 

Shillings

 

WG-6981:  1745 George II Silver “LIMA” Shilling.  Old head.  Spink 3703.  LIMA below the king’s bust - this is a reference to silver captured from Spanish ships, which had been mined near the Peruvian city of Lima, then a part of the Spanish Empire.  Most of this silver was captured in a single action by a ship commanded by Commodore George Anson RN.  Upon receiving this bounty, it was decided by the British government that the silver would be sent to the Royal Mint to be coined.  There was so much of it that it took scores of wagons to transport it all to the Tower.  Huge crowds gathered in awe at the spectacle of the captured loot making its way through the streets of London.  £55 

 

 

 

Maundy Silver

 

WG-5751:  1732 George II Silver Twopence.  ESC 2228.  £55

 

WG-6023:  1735 George II Silver Twopence.  ESC 2229.  £59

 

WG-6024:  1737 George II Silver Penny.  ESC 2333.  £59

 

WG-5872:  1752 George II Silver Penny.  ESC 2343.  £69

 

WG-5966:  1754 George II Silver Penny.  ESC 2346.  £65

 

 

 

Copper

 

WG-4983:  1732 George II Farthing – Love Token.  A “Bender” love token.  Quite unusual to see these on such a low denomination coin.  Love on a budget!  £17

 

WG-5809:  1733 George II Isle of Man Copper Halfpenny.  James Stanley’s single year issue.  Struck in soft copper so extremely prone to wear.  £82