George I, 1714 Guinea, ‘Prince Elector’ type

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George I (1714-27), Guinea, 1714 ‘Prince Elector’ type, first laureate head right, toothed border surrounding both sides, legend commences GEORGIVS DG MAG BR FR ET HIB REX. F.D. Rev, first…
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Description

George I (1714-27), Guinea, 1714 ‘Prince Elector’ type, first laureate head right, toothed border surrounding both sides, legend commences GEORGIVS DG MAG BR FR ET HIB REX. F.D. Rev, first reverse with the Prince Elector title, crowned cruciform shields, integrating the Arms of Hanover, sceptres in angles, garter star to centre, date either side of top crown, legend reads BRVN ET LVN DVX SRIATH ET PR EL (Schneider 544; MCE 245; S.3628).

Good very fine, better in places, rare. Reverse nearer extremely fine. An iconic one year only type incorporating the Prince Elector titles.

These Guineas are unique in their legend, in that they carry the “Prince Elector” title in the script. The legends translate as, on the obverse “George, by the grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith” on the reverse “Duke of Brunswick and Luneberg, High Treasurer and Prince Elector of the Holy Roman Empire.” A deliberate message by the King to make known his distinguished titles, and usher in the House of Hanover.

Specification

Period 1714 - 1724
Date 1714
Coin Group

British

Denomination

Guineas

Coin Ruler

George I

Country

England

Coin House

House of Hanover

Metal

Gold

References Schneider 544; MCE 245; S.3628

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