George III, Copper Pattern Guinea, 1781

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George III (1760-1820), Pattern for a gold coinage, 1781, struck in copper on a 22mm flan, engraved by Thomas Pingo, laureate head right of the fourth bust style, legend reads…
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Description

George III (1760-1820), Pattern for a gold coinage, 1781, struck in copper on a 22mm flan, engraved by Thomas Pingo, laureate head right of the fourth bust style, legend reads same as currency guinea but surrounds bust design more, rev inverted die axis, crowned quartered shield of arms, date either side of crown, legend as gold coinage, edge, plain, 3.41g (cf.Eimer 76; Selig -).

Green spot by nose, toned good very fine and a little softly struck, extremely rare with the plain edge.

The Eimer reference is ”The Pingo Family & Medal Making in 18th Century Britain” where this coin is recorded as a pattern for a gold coinage and with either grained or lettered edge. This is very similar in design to the fourth bust type George III gold coins of 1774-86.

Specification

Period1760 - 1820 AD
Date1781
Coin Group

British

Denomination

British Patterns and Proofs

Coin Ruler

George III

Country

England

Coin House

House of Hanover

Metal

Copper

Size (mm)

22

ReferencesEimer 76
Weight3.41 g

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