1745 Shilling – George II LIMA


The 1745 Shilling - George II LIMA

Silver shilling from the reign of King George II. Below the bust is 'LIMA'. This indicates the metal came from captured Spanish ships off the coast of the Peruvian city of Lima. The price is only slightly increased by the coin having LIMA on it. SCBC 3703.

The coins can be found with or without LIMA and in the none-LIMA coins there are some 5 over 3 overstrikes.

The Reverse shows crowned cruciform shields, Garter star at centre, Legend around with date at top.

The Obverse shows a portrait of King George II.

Image Credit: The Royal Mint.


Mintage: Not known
Minted at The Royal Mint.
George II (1727-1760)
George II was King of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and Prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire from 11 June 1727 until his death. He was son of George I.

George was the last British monarch to be born outside Great Britain; he was born in Germany. There were a few arguements about various claims to the throne and not all of George's family supported him. George's eldest son Frederick died in 1751 and George was eventually succeeded by his grandson, George III.

The regnal years for George II coins were:
1729:TERTIO; 1731:QVARTO; 1735:OCTAVO; 1738:DVODECIMO; 1741:DECIMO QVARTO; 1746:DECIMO NONO; 1748:VICESIMO SECVNDO; 1753:VICESIMO SEXTO.
General Description: Shillings
The Shilling (written 1/-) is one-twentienth of a pound, worth 12 old pence (5 new pence). It is traditionally a silver coin, but since 1947 it has been made from cupro-nickel. Shillings are known as 'Bobs'.

Shillings are old coins and the English shilling has been around since about 1549, although there were 12 pence coins before that called Testoons from about 1489. The British shillings was the continuation from 1707.

After decimalisation on 15 February 1971, the coin was replaced by the five new pence piece. Originally, the 5p coin was the same size as the shilling but was later made much smaller.
Which Mint: The Royal Mint
The Royal Mint is the designated place for the UK to mint coins. It dates back well over 1000 years and is a Government-owned company. 

Formed in the reign of Alfred the Great about the year 886, during the period 1279-1812 it was generally referred to as The Tower Mint as it was housed at the Tower of London. The Master of The Royal Mint has included famous figures such as Sir Isaac Newton.

Since 2010 it has operated as Royal Mint Ltd, a company owned by HM Treasury, under an exclusive contract to supply all coinage for the UK although it also produces medals and coins for other countries. It is currently located at Llantrisant, Wales.

There is also an on-line shop at The Royal Mint Shop.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
The United Kingdom (UK) is the Union of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is often refered to as Great Britain (GBR). It has a long, rich history.

The orignal coinage was Pounds, Shillings and Pence but since decimalisation on 15 February 1971, it is £1 = 100p, that is One Pound = 100 pence. The coinage of the UK is also a long history, the Royal Mint being established as long ago as 886AD when coins were hammered. Today there is perhaps 30 billion coins in circulation, and many (numismatic) collectors coins and sets are issued frequently in gold, silver and other metals.
If you don't see a coin in the list below try the Shillings page on eBay UK

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1745 Great Britain George II Lima Shilling KM# 583.2 Silver Coin
1745 Great Britain George II Lima Shilling KM# 583.2 Silver Coin
USD $ 350.00
[#971043] Coin, Great Britain, George II, Shilling, 1745, London, Lima, AU(55-58
[#971043] Coin, Great Britain, George II, Shilling, 1745, London, Lima, AU(55-58
USD $ 390.00

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