Great Britain 6 Pence, Shilling, 1/2 Crown and Crown  1727 to 1751
Great Britain 6 Pence, Shilling, 1/2 Crown and Crown 1727 to 1751

King George II ruled Great Britain from 1727 to 1760. The large silver coins he issued all carry basically the same pattern and can be differentiated based on size. These coins can be quite valuable, especially when in well preserved condition.

The shilling in our picture comes from respected eBay seller dimas3d. This coin is in beautiful shape and would make a fine addition to any top-notch coin collection. As such, it commands high price, well over $300 US dollars.

CoinQuest thanks dimas3d for use of their coin photo. It's a beauty!

Before listing specific evaluations, we must warn you that counterfeits of rare coins are quite common. You can see a sample counterfeit of an old British coin at this CoinQuest link.

The listings below give typical catalog values for old George II coins with no problems like scratches, stains, nicks, gouges, or cleanings. To convert from inflated catalog values to actual values, see our Terminology page.

6 PENCE, 19 mm diameter
worn: $15
average circulated: $175
well preserved: $500

SHILLING, 26 mm diameter
worn: $30
average circulated: $300
well preserved: $1100
shillings dated 1727 and 1731 with four plumes between the shields on the reverse (i.e. no roses) are less common and catalog at $425 average circulated, $1600 well preserved

1/2 CROWN, 34 mm diameter
worn: $80
average circulated: $540
well preserved: $1750

CROWN, 40 mm diameter
worn: $225
average circulated: $950
well preserved: $3000

Coin: 4374 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: bruce cooper, Sat, 05-Jun-2010 10:54:06 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Thu, 23-Aug-2012 14:05:31 GMT
Updated by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sat, 05-Nov-2016 10:49:43 GMT
Requester description: 1743 head facing west georgius 11 dei gratia all upper case. other side four shields, flowers in between them, on shields are harp,lions sitting and standing, three small lions and one standing, last shield has three flowers, inscriptions all upper case separated by dots in the middle 1743 mbfet hrlxfdb etldsri atete
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