George II, Sixpence (Lima) Fine
During the reign of King George II, the British and the Spanish were fighting. The British captured a number of Spanish ships laden with silver from their South American mines. King George II, to rub the Spanish King’s nose in it, had British coins struck with the word ‘Lima’ below his bust. This was to remind the Spanish king where the silver had come from. These Sterling Silver sixpences were all dated 1746 which makes them 276 years old. The coins are in Fine condition which considering their age is a very acceptable grade.