This is a 1745 LIMA shilling struck under the reign of King George II. The coin was struck from a large hoard of silver from the Spanish Admiral Anson's squadron.
A fascinating piece for anyone interested in Naval History as well as numismatics.
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Featured is a shilling of George II This particular example of a George II old head Shilling is a "Lima" issue. Lima coins of George II are some of the more sought-after pieces amongst collectors of British coinage. They were minted in 1745-46 using a large hoard of silver captured from the Spanish by Admiral Anson's squadron operating in the Pacific Ocean. The word "Lima" engraved under the bust is a reference to the fact that the Spanish silver was being shipped from Lima back to Spain when it was intercepted by Anson.
Older portrait engraved by John Tanner.
The reverse design, by Johann Ochs, shows four crowned shields bearing the coat of arms of the Duchy of Brunswick and Luneburg, France, Scotland and England, and Ireland.
|Silver Weight Troy Ounces||0.1929|
|Fineness / Carat||0.925 Sterling Silver|
|Obverse Designer||John Tanner|
|Reverse Designer||Johann Ochs|
|Issuing Monarch||George II (1727 - 1760)|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
|Obverse Grade||Reverse Grade||Price||Availability|
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