5 Guineas - George II Young portrait

Features

Issuer United Kingdom
King George II (1727-1760)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1729-1741
Value 5 Guineas (5.25)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Gold (.9167)
Weight 41.9 g
Diameter 37 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 13101
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 571,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
Sp# 3663/4
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Standard Catalogue of British Coins : Coins of England & the United Kingdom Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Young laureate portrait of King George II left, legend around.

Lettering:
GEORGVS·II· DEI·GRATIA·
E.I.C

Translation: George the Second by the Grace of God

Engraver: John Croker

John Croker, born in Saxony and known in his youth as Johann Crocker, was a master jeweller who migrated to London, where he became a medallist and engraved dies for English and later British coins and medals.

Reverse

Crowned quartered shield of arms, divided date above, legend around.

Lettering: M·B·F·ET·H·REX·F·D·B·ET·L·D·S·R·I·A·T·ET·E·17 29·

Translation: King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, Duke of Brunswick and Lueneburg, Arch Treasurer and Elector of the Holy Roman Empire

Engraver: John Croker

John Croker, born in Saxony and known in his youth as Johann Crocker, was a master jeweller who migrated to London, where he became a medallist and engraved dies for English and later British coins and medals.

Edge

Inscribed with regnal year in words

Lettering: TERTIO

Comments

The five guineas was struck at 8.9 to the pound troy, giving a standard weight of 1 31/89 troy ounce (647.2 grains).

1729 E.I.C. issue struck from gold supplied by the East India Company.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1729  KM#571.1; Sp#3663
1729  KM#571.1; Sp#3663; plain edge Proof
1729 E.I.C. $ 24 688 $ 100 996 KM#571.2; Sp#3664; E.I.C. below head
1731  KM#571.1; Sp#3663A
1735  KM#571.1; Sp#3663A
1738  KM#571.1; Sp#3663A
1741  $ 15 710 $ 94 959 KM#571.1; Sp#3663A

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as an indication only; they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging. Numista does not buy or sell coins or banknotes.

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - George II (Young portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - George II (Young portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - George II (Young portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - George II (Young portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - George II (Young portrait)
Heritage Auctions
2021 March 25 - 27 The Paramount Collection World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Dallas 3096
Lot 30312
Internet Archive
Mar 25, 2021 1729 E.I.C. – KM#571.2; Sp#3664; E.I.C. below head UNC
(NGC UNC Details (Cleaned))
USD 42 000.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - George II (Young portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - George II (Young portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - George II (Young portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - George II (Young portrait)
Heritage Auctions
2021 January 21 - 22 NYINC World & Ancient Coins Platinum & Signature Auction - Dallas 3089
Lot 31196
Internet Archive
Jan 21, 2021 1729 E.I.C. – KM#571.2; Sp#3664; E.I.C. below head UNC
(NGC MS62)
USD 108 000.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - George II (Young portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - George II (Young portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - George II (Young portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - George II (Young portrait)
Heritage Auctions
2020 August 5 - 7 World Coins & Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction - Dallas 3085
Lot 30175
Internet Archive
Aug 5, 2020 1729 E.I.C. – KM#571.2; Sp#3664; E.I.C. below head UNC
(NGC MS63)
USD 216 000.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - George II (Young portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - George II (Young portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - George II (Young portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - George II (Young portrait)
Heritage Auctions
2022 January 10 NYINC World Coins Platinum Night Auction - New York 3097
Lot 30242
Internet Archive
Jan 10, 2022 1729 E.I.C. – KM#571.2; Sp#3664; E.I.C. below head AU
(NGC AU58)
USD 52 800.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - George II (Young portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - George II (Young portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - George II (Young portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - George II (Young portrait)
Heritage Auctions
2021 January 21 - 22 NYINC World & Ancient Coins Platinum & Signature Auction - Dallas 3089
Lot 31197
Internet Archive
Jan 21, 2021 1729 E.I.C. – KM#571.2; Sp#3664; E.I.C. below head AU
(PCGS AU58)
USD 52 800.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - George II (Young portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - George II (Young portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - George II (Young portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - George II (Young portrait)
Heritage Auctions
2020 August 5 - 7 World Coins & Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction - Dallas 3085
Lot 30176
Internet Archive
Aug 5, 2020 1729 E.I.C. – KM#571.2; Sp#3664; E.I.C. below head AU
(NGC AU Details (Cleaned))
USD 19 800.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - George II (Young portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - George II (Young portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - George II (Young portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - George II (Young portrait)
Heritage Auctions
2020 January 12 - 13 World Coins Signature Auction - New York 3081
Lot 32217
Internet Archive
Jan 13, 2020 1729 E.I.C. – KM#571.2; Sp#3664; E.I.C. below head AU
(PCGS AU53)
USD 19 800.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - George II (Young portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - George II (Young portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - George II (Young portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - George II (Young portrait)
Heritage Auctions
2020 January 12 - 13 World Coins Signature Auction - New York 3081
Lot 32216
Internet Archive
Jan 13, 2020 1729 E.I.C. – KM#571.2; Sp#3664; E.I.C. below head AU
(NGC AU55)
USD 26 400.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - George II (Young portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - George II (Young portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - George II (Young portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - George II (Young portrait)
Heritage Auctions
2019 September 5 - 9 Long Beach Expo World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach 3076
Lot 31627
Internet Archive
Sep 5, 2019 1729 E.I.C. – KM#571.2; Sp#3664; E.I.C. below head AU
(PCGS AU Details (Mount Removed))
USD 7800.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - George II (Young portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - George II (Young portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - George II (Young portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - George II (Young portrait)
Heritage Auctions
2019 August 15 ANA World's Fair of Money World Coins Platinum Night Auction - Chicago 3075
Lot 32214
Internet Archive
Aug 15, 2019 1729 E.I.C. – KM#571.2; Sp#3664; E.I.C. below head AU
(PCGS AU53)
Unsold
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