George II (George Augustus; German: Georg II. August; 30 October / 9 November 1683 – 25 October 1760) was King of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (Hanover) and Prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire from 11 June 1727 until his death. George was the last 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. As elector, he spent twelve summers in Hanover, where he had more direct control over government policy. 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, most scholars have reassessed his legacy and conclude that he held and exercised influence in foreign policy and military appointments.
GEORGIVS · II · - DEI · GRATIA ·. Young laureate head left / F · D · B · ET · L · D · S · R · I · A · T · ET · E · - M · B · F · ET · H · REX ·. Crowned 4-fold arms. KM 576; SCBC -667B; Friedberg 366b.
An incredible piece that is as fully struck as you would want. Showing blazing original luster and semi-proof like fields. A rare opportunity to own this rare 2 Guinea in choice gem uncirculated condition.
Additional Rarity: A George II gold Guinea 1740 MS62 sold at an auction on January 7, 2018 for $26,400.
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