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1 Guinea - George III 5th portrait; 'Spade' Guinea

Features

Country United Kingdom
King George III (1760-1820)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1787-1799
Value 1 Guinea = 21 Shillings (21/20)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Gold (.9167)
Weight 8.4 g
Diameter 24 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 609,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Sp# 3729
  • Emma Howard (editor); 2020. Coins of England & the United Kingdom: Pre-Decimal Issues (55th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781912667536.
  • Geoff Kitchen (editor); 2020. Coins of England & the United Kingdom: Decimal Issues (6th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781912667215.

Obverse

Fifth laureate portrait of King George III right, legend around.

Lettering: GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA·

Translation: George the Third by the Grace of God

Engraver: Lewis Pingo

Reverse

Crowned quartered shield of arms in the shape of a spade, legend around, date below.

Lettering:
·M·B·F·ET·H·REX·F·D·B·ET·L·D·S·R·I·A·T·ET·E·
1793

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

Engraver: Lewis Pingo

Edge

Reeded

Comments

The guinea was struck at 44½ to the pound troy, giving a standard weight of 24/89 troy ounce (129.4 grains).

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1787  10%
1787  0% Proof
1788  12% overdate variety exists
1789  2%
1790  37%
1791  12%
1792  5%
1793  5%
1794  10%
1795  0%
1796  0%
1797  5%
1798  12% overdate variety exists
1799  0%

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this coin. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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Coins United Kingdom 1 Guinea - George III (5th portrait; 'Spade' Guinea)