George I (1714-27), Guinea, 1714 ‘Prince Elector’ type – Choice Mint

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George I (1714-27), Guinea, 1714 ‘Prince Elector’ type, first laureate head right, thick toothed border both sides, legend commences from bottom left GEORGIVS DG MAG BR FR ET HIB REX…
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Description

George I (1714-27), Guinea, 1714 ‘Prince Elector’ type, first laureate head right, thick toothed border both sides, legend commences from bottom left GEORGIVS DG MAG BR FR ET HIB REX FD. Rev, first reverse with Prince Elector titles, crowned cruciform shields, including the Hanoverian coat of arms, emblematic sceptres in angles, garter star struck in centre, date either side of top crown, legend surrounding BRVN ET LVN DVX SRIATH ET PR EL (S.3628; Schneider 544; MCE 245; EGC.502, A/1). Rich amber toning with hues of light yellow and hints of underlying mint red lustre in the fields. A superb example of the rare one year only type, in essence struck with the methodology and mindset applied to ‘fine work’ pieces; elaborate portraiture, raised almost dished border teeth, extensive legend titles, proof-like fields. Portrait detailed and pleasing, free from any flatness or distortion, minimal surface markings, mild cabinet friction. Reverse, mirrored and proof like with the faintest of flecking. Much as struck, rare. A first-rate specimen, rare.

Ex. Spink Auction 89, 25-11-91, Lot 15.

These one year only type Guineas carry the “Prince Elector” title, when translated from Latin (obverse) is
“George, by the grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith” (reverse) “Duke of Brunswick and Luneberg, High Treasurer and Prince Elector of the Holy Roman Empire.” Considered a key year type in the Guinea province.

Specification

Period 1714 - 1727
Date 1714
Coin Group

British

Denomination

Guineas

Coin Ruler

George I

Country

England

Coin House

House of Hanover

Metal

Gold

References S.3628; Schneider 544; MCE 245; EGC.502, A/1

Provenance

Ex. Spink Auction 89, 25-11-91, Lot 15.

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