Great Britain 1748 guinea

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Heritage sale 3064, lot 30984
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 30984 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $1,680. The catalog description[1] noted, "George II gold Guinea 1748 AU50 PCGS, Royal mint. Only the slightest degree of minor wear is evident on this charming example, a piece which, given its fairly brief run, is ever popular across the grading spectrum. Some underlying luster only further adds to its elegance." The guineas of George II come in many varieties and this one, struck 1747-60, is the fifth. All dates are scarce but this is probably the most available guinea of this ruler.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 8.35 g, .917 fine gold, .246 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 588, S-3680, Fr-344.


  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.

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