1776 G. Britain 1/3G PR63

Struck during the reign of George III (George William Frederick; 4 June 1738 – 29 January 1820), George was King of Great Britain and Ireland from 25 October 1760 until the union of the two countries on 1 January 1801, after which he was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death. He was concurrently Duke and prince-elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg ("Hanover") in the Holy Roman Empire until his promotion to King of Hanover on 12 October 1814. He was the third British monarch of the House of Hanover, but unlike his two predecessors, he was born in Britain, spoke English as his first language, and never visited Hanover.

On the obverse is a laureate bust of George III facing right.  The reverse shows the inscription MAG · BRI · FR · ET · HIB · REX 17 76 around the edges, with a crowned lion standing left atop crown.
Superb eye appeal with deep cameo contrasting devices. Very rare coin in this condition.


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