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Auction 83  28 May 2023
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Lot 10

Starting price: 3000 GBP
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About extremely fine, lightly bent | GREAT BRITAIN. George II, 1727-60.
Gold 5 guineas, 1738. London.
Young laureate head left. Legend reads GEORGVS·II· DEI·GRATIA· E.I.C Engraver: John Croker. / Crowned quartered shield of arms. Legend reads M·B·F·ET·H·REX·F·D·B·ET·L·D·S·R·I·A·T·ET·E·17 29· Engraver: John Croker John Croker, born in Saxony and known in his youth as Johann Crocker, was a master jeweller who migrated to London, where he became a medallist and engraved dies for English and later British coins and medals. Edge inscribed with regnal year in Roman words.
There is a light crease visible in the left obverse field, most likely the result of a bend that has been straightened.
About extremely fine, lightly bent.

Reference: S-3663A; KM-571.1
Diameter: 37 mm.
Weight: 41.75 g. (AGW=1.2297 oz.)
Composition: 916.0/1000 Gold.

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