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Coin - 1 Guinea, George III, Great Britain, 1798 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 822

Summary:
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 National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 28.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 8.351 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: gold
Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Royal Mint, London, McArthur Bequest, 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: 1798 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, 1794. (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, 1798
Mint: Royal Mint, London, London, England, Great Britain, 1798
Previous Collection: George McArthur, Maldon, Victoria, Australia
Bibliography:
  1. [Thesis] Lugton, Mary E. 1989. George McArthur of Maldon: his Life and his Book Collection.
  2. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.
  3. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3729 Pages

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