Gold coin; Denomination: Guinea
Royal Mint, London
King George III (1760-1820)

At that time a guinea was current at 1 pound 1 shilling (21 shillings)

Obverse Description

Laureate bust of George III facing right; around, GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA.

Reverse Description

Crowned and garnished shield quartered with the arms of England and Scotland impaled, France, Ireland and the Electorate of Brunswick and Luneburg; around, M B F ET H REX F D B ET L D S R I A T ET E 1779, the date being divided by the crown. (translation fro obverse to reverse, George III by the Grace of God King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick and Luneberg, Archi-Thesaurius and Elector of the Holy Roman Empire).

Edge Description

milled, ))).

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