Great Britain 1739 2 guineas Fr-336b

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 40147
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 40147 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $3,466. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. 2 Guineas, 1739. George II (1727-60). Lightly cleaned long ago with minor scratch. Very lustrous. ABOUT UNCIRCULATED." The two guinea denomination was struck intermittently during the first half of the eighteenth century. This type, struck 1734-39, tho not cheap, is probably the most common. An intermediate head type (KM 578) exists for 1739 as well.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 16.7 g, .917 fine gold, .492 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-336b; S-3667B; KM-576.


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  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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