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Coin - 1 Guinea, George III, Great Britain, 1790 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33673

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

At that time a guinea was current at 1 pound 1 shilling (21 shillings). This design is sometimes called a spade guinea because of the shape of the reverse shield.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 24 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 8.27 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: australian proclamation 1800, price, 1790, george1 farthings, how much
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: 1790 AD
Denomination: 1 Guinea
Obverse Description: Laureate bust of George III facing right; around, GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA.
Reverse Description: Crowned spade-shaped 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; below shield, 1790. (translation from 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, 1790
Mint: Royal Mint, London, London, England, Great Britain, 1790
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3729 Pages


philip payne Posted on 03 Feb 2014 9:56 AM
I live in the united kingdom, would you be
kind enough to tell me why you call George 111
coins proclamation issue. Interesting seeing
your George111 gold coins. Many thanks

alexander Posted on 08 Jun 2014 12:48 PM
soy de venezuela, y encontre una moneda del año 1790 denominada georgis III del gratia. y busco informacion de su historia.

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