1060192 | GREAT BRITAIN. George II. (King, 1727-1760). 1746 AR Sixpence. PCGS MS63. GEORGIVS · II · - DEI · GRATIA ·. Older head left; LIMA below bust / Shields in cruciform. KM 582.3; SCBC-3710A LIMA.
Struck from Spanish silver seized from Lima, Peru.
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In early autumn 1740, Commodore George Anson set out with six vessels to harass Spanish possessions in the New World. Anson's ships captured a quantity of silver and gold bullion near the Philippines; this precious metal was brought back to Britain and was struck into coins bearing the legend LIMA. .