The letters 'SSC' on the reverse of this coin denote the fact that the silver was supplied by the South Sea Company, which was at the centre of a major financial catastrophe known as the 'South Sea Bubble' in 1720. The South Sea Company had been granted a charter to trade with the Spanish colonies in South America, and the company vastly over-inflated its share price by giving the impression to shareholders, the government, and the public that its potential for growth was larger than it actually was.
Old Laureate Bust facing right. GEORGIUS II DEI GRATIA (George II by the Grace of God)
M B FR ET H REX F D BR ET L D S R I A TH ET EL (partially abbreviated latin which translates as: "King of Great Britain France & Ireland, Defender of The Faith, Duke of Brunswick & Luneburg, High Treasurer and Elector of the Holy Roman Empire") surrounding the coats of arms of his various realms (including France, a nominal claim dating back to the Hundred Years War which was only dropped by George III in 1801).
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