Great Britain 1714 2 guineas

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Heritage sale 3030, lot 24137
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24137 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $11,750. The catalog description[1] noted, "Anne gold 2 Guineas 1714/3, Post Union reverse, AU58 NGC, 4/3 clearly discernible, very sharply struck portrait and shield, centered with almost fully consistent high rims, light even wear and only small abrasions in the soft gold, with reddish gold toning. There is only one style of portrait on the 2-guineas of this reign. No coins of this denomination were issued bearing the Pre-Union arrangement of the royal shields." This type is listed for 1709-14 and all are rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 16.7 g, .917 fine gold.

Catalog reference: S-3569, KM 531.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3004: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2009.

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