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1759 George II Gold Guinea Older Head

1759 George II Gold Guinea Older Head Obverse

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A collectable gold full Guinea of King George the Second, dated 1759. The obverse features the older type laureate head of George II, facing left. The reverse shows an ornate crowned quartered shield of arms, bearing the arms of England and Scotland (united since 1707), France, Hanover and Ireland. George II was the second British monarch of the House of Hanover. This type of Guinea reverse was introduced during his reign to discourage Shillings from being gilded to pass as Guineas. 1759 was the year before George II’s death at the age of 77, at which point he was the longest-lived British monarch. Chevron or arrowhead milled edge: distinct from earlier diagonal milling in use prior to 1739.
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Older laureate bust of George II, with hair at the front of neck, facing left. Legend around reads 'GEORGIVS · II · DEI · GRATIA ·'.


Crowned ornate garnished shield of arms bearing the arms of England/Scotland, France, Hanover and Ireland. Crown divides the date in the legend which reads: 'M · B · F · ET · H · REX · F · D · B · ET · L · D · S · R · I · A · T · ET · E · 1759 ·'.


Chevron milled.


F/AVF - A good all round coin with the usual wear for around Fine condition, reverse slightly better: About Very Fine.


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