1 Farthing Kingdom of Great Britain (1707-1801) Copper George II ...

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1754, Great Britain, George II. Nice Copper Farthing Coin. +

Mint Year: 1754
Reference: KM-581.2.
Denomination: Farthing
Condition: A few digs in obverse, otherwise VF++
Material: Copper
Diameter: 23mm
Weight: 4.8gm

Obverse: Laureated and armored bust of George II left.
Legend: GEORGIUS . II . DEI . GRATIA .
Translated: "George II by the Grace of God"

Reverse: Crudely engraved Britannia, seated left, holding spray and trident. British shield behind her. Date (1754) below.
Legend: BRITANNIA / 1754

George II (George Augustus; German: Georg II. August; 30 October / 9 November 1683O.S./N.S. – 25 October 1760) was King of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (Hanover) and Archtreasurer and Prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire from 11 June 1727 (O.S.) until his death.

George was the last British monarch born outside Great Britain. He was born and brought up in Northern Germany. In 1701, his grandmother, Sophia of Hanover, became second-in-line to the British throne after about fifty Catholics higher in line were excluded by the Act of Settlement, which restricted the succession to Protestants. After the deaths of Sophia and Anne, Queen of Great Britain, in 1714, his father George I, Elector of Hanover, inherited the British throne. In the first years of his father’s reign as king, George was associated with opposition politicians, until they re-joined the governing party in 1720.

As king from 1727, George exercised little control over British domestic policy, which was largely controlled by Great Britain’s parliament. As elector, he spent 12 summers in Hanover, where he had more direct control over government policy. He had a difficult relationship with his eldest son, Frederick, who supported the parliamentary opposition. During the War of the Austrian Succession, George participated at the Battle of Dettingen in 1743, and thus became the last British monarch to lead an army in battle. In 1745, supporters of the Catholic claimant to the British throne, James Francis Edward Stuart, attempted and failed to depose George in the last of the Jacobite rebellions. Frederick died unexpectedly in 1751, leaving George’s grandson, George III, as heir apparent and ultimately king.

For two centuries after his death, history tended to view George II with disdain, concentrating on his mistresses, short-temper, and boorishness. Since then, some scholars have re-assessed his legacy and conclude that he held and exercised influence in foreign policy and military appointments.

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CoinWorldTV 1754, Great Britain, George II. Nice Copper Farthing Coin. VF++ Mint Year: 1754 Reference: KM-581.2. Denomination: Farthing Condition: A few digs in obverse, otherwise VF++ Material: Copper Diameter: 23mm Weight: 4.8gm Obverse: Laureated and armored bust of George II ...

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