A laureate bust George II sixpence
A laureate bust George II sixpence. The obverse reading GEORGIUS II DEI GRATIA (George II by the Grace of God) with the reverse reading M B FR ET H REX F D BR ET L D S R I A TH ET EL (King of Great Britain France & Ireland, Defender of The Faith, Duke of Brunswick & Luneburg, High Treasurer and Elector of the Holy Roman Empire) surrounding the coats of arms of his various realms, including France, a nominal claim dating back to the Hundred Years War which was only dropped by George III in 1801. 0.8 in (2.1 cm) diameter.
Auction Date: December 2013