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Live auction - fwo_538424 - GREAT-BRITAIN - GEORGE II 6 Pence “Lima” 1746

GREAT-BRITAIN - GEORGE II 6 Pence “Lima” 1746  VF/XF
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Estimate : 90 €
Price : 61 €
Maximum bid : 61 €
End of the sale : 29 October 2019 17:23:07
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : 6 Pence “Lima”
Date: 1746
Quantity minted : -
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,02 g.
Edge : cordonnée
Coments on the condition:
La monnaie présente une usure régulière. Elle est couverte d’une patine hétérogène
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : GEORGIVS.II. - DEI.GRATIA..
Obverse description : Buste lauré à gauche de Georges II.


Reverse legend : .M. B. F. ET H. RE. F. D. B. ET. L. D. S. R. I. A. T. E. T. E. 17-46.
Reverse description : Croix formée des écus écartelés d'Angleterre et d'Écosse, de France, d'Irlande et de Brunswick-Lunebourg avec le bijou de l'ordre de la Jarretière au centre.


Cette pièce avec la mention ‘LIMA” sous le buste, a été frappé avec le métal saisi sur des navires espagnoles au large de l’Amérique du Sud. Cette mention de la ville péruvienne commémore ces événements.

Historical background



George II (10/11/1683-25/10/1760) is the son of George I (1714-1727) and Sophia Dorothea of ​​Brunswick. He succeeded his father in 1726 and was also Duke of Brunswick and Lüneburg. He left Walpole govern until 1742. He was the first Hanoverian king to take an interest in England.

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