Great Britain 1752 1/2 guinea

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Jean Elsen sale 136, lot 1505
This specimen was lot 1505 in Jean Elsen sale 136 (Brussels, March 2018), where it sold for €550 (about US$807 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"GRANDE-BRETAGNE, Georges II (1727-1760), AV demi-guinée, 1752. D/ T. l. à g. R/ Ecu échancré et couronné. Très Beau. (kingdom of Great Britain, George II, 1727-60, gold half guinea of 1752. Obverse: laureate head to left; reverse: crowned arms. Very fine.)"
This type was struck 1747-60 and is by far the most affordable gold coin of George II.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 4.175 g, .917 fine gold, this specimen 4,16 g.

Catalog reference: S. 3685; Fr-349; KM-587.


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  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 136: Collection Martiny, Collection Nef, Collection Casterman, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2018.

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