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

At that time a the half guinea was current at 10 shillings and 6 pence.

Obverse Description

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

Reverse Description

At centre, a shield set within the Garter, crowned; the shield is quartered with the arms of England, Scotland, France and Ireland with inescutcheon the arms of the Electorate of Brunswick and Luneburg surmounted by the Electoral cap; motto on the Garter; HONI SOI QUI MAL Y PENSE; the base of the Garter divides the date 1813; around, BRITANNIANUM REX FIDEI DEFENSOR

Edge Description

milled, ///

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