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1720/18 George I Silver Crown 20 Over 18

1720/18 George I Silver Crown 20 Over 18 Obverse

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£2,200.00
A superb and fascinating Crown of king George the First, dated 1720 with the overdate 20 over 18, and a further variant of ‘J-type 1’ and ‘Z-type 7’, and faint 2 over 2, all in the date. The obverse features the laureate, armour-wearing bust of George I, facing right. The reverse shows the crowned royal shields in a cruciform pattern, representing England/Scotland, France, Ireland and Hanover. George was the first British monarch of the House of Hanover. In the angles a pair of roses and a pair of plumes can be seen. The edge bears the regnal year ‘SEXTO’. This Crown shows a number of numismatically interesting variants and will make an interesting addition to any collection. Spink 3639.
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Obverse

Laureate bust wearing armour (cuirassed) of George I, facing right. Legend: 'GEORGIVS · D · G · M · BR · FR · ET · HIB · REX · F · D ·'.

Reverse

Crowned cruciform shields of royal arms, garter star at the centre with larger roses and plumes in the angles. Legend: 'BVRN ET · L · DVX S · R · I · A : TH ET · EL · 1720'. Legend divided by crowns.

Edge

Raised lettering: '+ ANNO · REGNI · SEXTO ·  ·  · DECUS · ET · TUTAMEN'.

Grade

GVF - An attractive and even mid grey tone, minor haymaking and faint marks to the cheek, but no major scratches or dents. A good coin for the grade of good Very Fine or better.

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