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Great Britain, George II, 1756 Guinea - NGC MS61 Rare

- Rare, with no example in Douglas-Morris, Murdoch, or Slaney Collection.

- An issue that is very rarely offered in this condition, easily among the top handful of examples available to collectors.

- Featuring a pleasing bust by a master of engraving, John Tanner.

Condition
NGC Mint State 61. Well struck with lively surfaces. Some contact marks as indicated by grade but none that distract the naked eye. Very attractive for issue. Rare.
Obverse
Old laureate bust left; GEORGIVS · II · DEI · GRATIA ·. [George II, by the grace of God].
Reverse
Crowned, garnished shield of arms; date divided above; · M · B · F · ET · H · REX · F · D · B · ET · L · D · S · R · I · R · A · T · ET · E ·.
Edge
Milled.
Provenance
ex. British Collection, SINCONA 75, lot 229, 16th May 2022.
ex. SPINK, bt. May 1984.
Our Price:
£9,000.00
Weight
8.45 g
Diameter
approx. 24 mm
Metal
gold
Fineness
22 carat (91.67%)
Fine weight
7.746 g (0.2490 oz t)
Production method
milled
Designer / engraver
John Sigmund Tanner (1705-75)
General References
Bull.618 [R]; Farey.980 [R]; Fr.344; KM.588; MCE.330; S.3680
Collection References
British.II.229 [this coin]; DM.-; King.176; Murdoch.-; Schneider.II.593; Slaney.-; Stratos.102; Waterbird.-
Type
S/5 (Bull)
Certification number

Guineas of George II are rare. It is an extremely challenging series to collect in any grade and a collection of high-grade examples is seldom seen due to the prohibitive nature of the coins’ rarities. Any example of the series in high grade, for example MS61, let alone a rarer year such as 1756, is worthy of note and attention. The coin featured here is not only high grade, but also free of surface issues and any ‘eye-sore’ marks or scratches, rendering this rare example a top-class and hugely attractive guinea of George II.

The British Collection

This coin graced the illustrious British Collection, sold by the Swiss auction house SINCONA in two parts. The collection is one of the most complete and important collections of British coinage ever to exist. Assembled over 50 years of collecting with pieces spanning nearly six centuries and all of astounding quality, the collection sold for $5.8 million and stands as a momentous event in British numismatics, likely not to be bested for years to come.

It is worth noting however that many of the coins in the sale were sold without their provenances, much of which were of the highest prestige. Independent research on our part has been successful in reuniting some of these significant pieces with their history.

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