George II Shilling

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George II 'Lima' Shilling, 1745

Donated by Miss Helen B Shand
Museum number 1960-614-10

King George II ascended the throne in 1727. In 1745 his right to the throne was challenged by Prince Charles Edward Stuart. The uprising ended in disaster for the Jacobites at the Battle of Culloden.

Below the head of the King on this coin is the word 'LIMA'. This signifies that the coin was struck from silver from Peru which was captured at sea from two French treasure ships in 1745.

George II Shilling
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