Great Britain 1714 guinea Fr-320

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Heritage sale 3037, lot 29607
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 29607 in Heritage sale 3037 (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $5,875. The catalog description[1] noted, "Anne gold Guinea 1714 AU58 NGC, Royal mint. A superbly appealing final-year guinea for Queen Anne, the surfaces displaying desirable effulgence, a touch of orange tone and very few marks, without even a whisper of the streaky planchet annealing marks (haymarks) that so commonly run across the surfaces. The eye-appeal also benefits from a full strike that renders the garter star in the reverse centers sharply defined. Quite comparable to, and quite possibly finer than, the Terner specimen that was also graded AU58, by PCGS, and sold is our January auction four years ago for $5,750." This type is listed for 1710-14 and is scarce but less so than the 1714 guineas of George I.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 8.35 g, .917 fine gold.

Catalog reference: KM 534, S-3574, Fr-320.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3037, featuring the Empire, the Santa Catarina, the Law and the Santa Maria Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.

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