George II (1727-60), Crown, 1743, older laureate and draped bust left, toothed border surrounding both sides, legend commences GEORGIUS II DEI GRATIA. Rev, crowned cruciform shields, ten strings to Irish harp, roses struck in angles, garter star at centre, legend surrounds M.B.F.ET.H. REX. F.D.B. ET.L.D.S.R.I.A.T ET.E, edge inscription DECVS ET TVTAMEN ANNO REGNI DECIMO SEPTIMO (S.3688; ESC. 124; Bull 1667).
Cabinet toning, impressive portrait with the slightest of weakness in the hair. Reverse excellent, two minor scratches to the right of the top crown. Near extremely fine, an attractive example of the first year of issue for the old laureate bust.