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S3695 : Click Images to Enlarge
Silver Halfcrown of George II (1745-1746)
Weight: 15.0501g
Fineness: .925 Silver, .075 Copper
Silver Content: 0.4476 oz
Obv: Laureated, draped, and cuirassed bust of George II left, old bust, LIMA below, regnal year on edge in words
Rev: Crowned cruciform shields with arms
date ·M·B·F·ET· H·REX·F·D·B· ET·L·D·S·R·I· A·T·ET·E·
The inscription LIMA was placed upon those pieces which were struck from the silver which was captured, according to Mr. Pollet, by the Prince Frederic and Duke privateers. According to other authorities they were coined from the silver captured, by Lord Anson, in the great Acapulco galleon. The former tradition is the more probable, for Acapulco is the capital of Mexico, and Lima, which is the capital of Peru, would very inconsistently be inscribed upon Mexican silver.
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