Great Britain 1683 guinea
This specimen was lot 377 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $5,520. The catalog description noted, "1683 guinea. MS-61 (NGC). Fourth Bust. Similar types as above. Lustrous medium gold with toning highlights toward the periphery, lightly struck at 3:00. From B. Max Mehl's sale of the Belden Roach Collection, February 1944, Lot 1350." This type was struck 1672-84. There is a similar type (KM 440.2) struck during the same years with an elephant and castle added below the king's bust; this marked gold obtained from Africa.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 8.35 g, .917 fine gold, .246 troy oz AGW; this specimen: 8.33 grams, 25.00 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: Fr-287, S-3344, KM 440.1.
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