George III (1760-1820), Guinea,1787, Fifth head

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George III (1760-1820), Guinea, 1787, fifth laureate head right, legend reads GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA. Rev, spade shaped crowned quartered shield of arms, seven strings to Irish harp, date below,…
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Description

George III (1760-1820), Guinea, 1787, fifth laureate head right, legend reads GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA. Rev, spade shaped crowned quartered shield of arms, seven strings to Irish harp, date below, legend surrounds MBF ET H REX FD BET L D S R I A T ET E (S.3729; MCE 391).

The first year of the fifth head guinea run which came to an end in 1799. This date is also offered in a very rare proof issue (cf., W&R 102-104, pp 147-149 designed by Lewis Pingo). A nicely toned example free from surface markings and bagmarks which tend to present on this bust. What appears to be metal testing marks below the truncation, small neat vertical etchings probably from a jeweller or Victorian Goldsmith. Definitive very fine, much eye appeal.

Specification

Period 1760 - 1820
Date 1787
Coin Group

British

Denomination

Guineas

Coin Ruler

George III

Country

England

Coin House

House of Hanover

Metal

Gold

Mint Mark

Tower (London)

Weight 8.33 g

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