1 Guinea - George III Pattern

Features

Issuer United Kingdom
King George III (1760-1820)
Type Pattern
Year 1761
Value 1 Guinea (21⁄20)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Gold (.9167)
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 13140
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# Pn40
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

Young laureate bust of King George III right, legend around.

Lettering: GEORGIVS·III·DEI·GRATIA·

Translation: George the Third by the Grace of God

Engraver: Richard Yeo

Richard Yeo RA was a British medalist and Chief Engraver at the Royal Mint, in which capacity he supplied patterns for the guinea and five guinea coins of George III.

Reverse

Ornate crowned, quartered shield of arms dividing date, legend around.

Lettering: M·B·F·ET·H·REX·F·D·B·ET·L·D·S·R·I·A·T·ET·E·17 61·

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

Edge

Plain

Comments

11-20 examples known.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1761 

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