Great Britain 1745 shilling KM 583.2
The specimen shown was lot 1206 in Sedwick sale 11 (Winter Park, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $138. The catalog description noted, "London, England, shilling, 1745, with LIMA below bust of George II. Beautifully toned AXF, no problems, very attractive for the grade and popular as made from silver captured off the Pacific coast of South America." The LIMA shilling is listed for 1745-46 only. After a steady production of shillings during the reign of George II, none were issued between 1758 and 1763 and none more until 1787.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 6.02 g, .925 fine silver, .179 troy oz ASW, this specimen 6.0 grams.
Catalog reference: Spink-3703; KM-583.2.
- Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 11, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2012.