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Auction: 20005 - The Stratos Sale of Spectacular English Gold Coins
Lot: 164

George II (1727-1760), Two-Guineas, 1738, first younger laureate head left, stop above head, rev. crowned garnished shield with rounded arches, seven strings to harp, edge obliquely milled, 16.78g, 7h (Murdoch III, 43; SNC, February 1957, pp. 55, = Mitchell 97 same dies; Douglas-Morris 60, same dies; King - [cf. 172]; Schneider II, 570/-, dies 4/1, edge A; MCE 291; Spink 3667B), lustrous, almost extremely fine, a very rare die combination not found in the Schneider collection

From the Hayleigh Collection

NGC AU55 (Certification #5879378-005)

Herbert Schneider in his article for the Spink Numismatic Circular (February 1957, pp. 43-55) records this die combination from only one example that he traced through the Dominic Mitchell dispersal (Glendining, 27 April 1949, lot 97). A further example surfaced through the Douglas-Morris collection in 1974, and has recently reappeared in the London market place (SR, 25 September 2018, lot 79). Evidently the seven-string harp die for 1738 remains particularly elusive.

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