Great Britain 1743 crown

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This specimen is lot 303 in Spink sale 9031 (London, November 2009). The catalog description[1] noted, "George II, Crown, 1743 d.septimo, laureate, old bust left, rev. four crowned shields cruciform, roses in angles, toned, good very fine." The crowns of George II were minted only sporadically and all are scarce. This issue is a one year type. The bust gives the king a pop-eyed look which was distinctive to the first three Georges.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM 585.1, Davenport 1349, ESC 124; S.3688.


  • [1]Bishop, Richard, and William MacKay, Ancient, English and Foreign Coins, and Commemorative Medals, London: Spink, 2009.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • Rayner, P. Alan, and Maurice Bull, English Silver Coinage from 1649, 6th Ed., London: Spink & Son, 2015.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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