Great Britain 1718 1/4 guinea

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Sincona sale 4, lot 4852
This specimen was lot 4852 in Sincona sale 4 (Zurich, October 2011), where it sold for 650 CHF (about US$865 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"GROSSBRITANNIEN George I. 1714-1727 ¼ Guinea 1718. Belorbeertes Brustbild nach rechts. Rv. Vier gekrönte Wappen ins Kreuz gestellt, in den Winkeln Zepter. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Great Britain, George I, 1714-27, quarter guinea of 1718. Obverse: laureate bust to right; reverse: four shields in the form of a cross, scepters in the corners. Very fine to extremely fine.)"
The only other quarter guinea of the eighteenth century is an issue of George III in 1762; both are scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 2.08 g, .917 fine gold, .061 troy oz AGW, this specimen 2,10 g.

Catalog reference: S. 3638. Fr. 331, KM 555.


  • 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]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes: Auction 4, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2011.

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