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Coin - Half-Guinea, George III, Great Britain, 1765 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 829

Summary:
Gold coin; Denomination: Guinea
Royal Mint, London
King George III (1760-1820)

At that time a guinea was valued at one pound one shilling (21 shillings), the half guinea was therefore 10 shillings and 6 pence.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 21 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 4.189 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1765 AD
Denomination: 1/2 Guinea
Obverse Description: Laureate bust of George III facing right; around, GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA
Reverse Description: Crowned and garnished shield quartered with the arms of England and Scotland impaled, France, Ireland and the Electorate of Brunswick and Luneburg; around, M B F ET H REX F D B ET L D S R I A T ET E 1765, the date being divided by the crown. (translation fro obverse to reverse, George III by the Grace of God King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick and Luneberg, Archi-Thesaurius and Elector of the Holy Roman Empire)
Edge Description: milled, ///
Shape: Round
Material: Gold
Issued By: King George III, England, Great Britain, 1765
Mint: Royal Mint, London, London, England, Great Britain, 1765
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3732 Pages

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