George II was King of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Hanover and a prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire from 11 June 1727 until his death in 1760. George is the most recent British monarch born outside Great Britain: he was born and brought up in northern Germany. As king from 1727, George exercised little control over British domestic policy, which was largely controlled by the Parliament of Great Britain. For two centuries after George II's death, history tended to view him with disdain, concentrating on his mistresses, short temper, and boorishness. Since then, reassessment of his legacy has led scholars to conclude that he exercised more influence in foreign policy and military appointments than previously thought.
Simply superb! This example displays some of the nicest surfaces we have seen on a 2 Guinea of this period. Bright and lustrous, sharp devices are struck up from glossy fields. On the obverse is the bust of King George II, facing left. On the reverse is the Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom. The royal arms of England and Scotland are impaled, as for a married couple, in the first and fourth quarters. France is in the second quarter and Ireland is in the third quarter. Faint obverse adjustments are barely visible without a glass and do not detract from the stunning eye-appeal.