Great Britain 1759 guinea
This specimen was lot 20838 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $2,585. The catalog description noted, "George II gold Guinea 1759, Old laureate Head, AU58 NGC, lustrous but certainly showing some wear. Struck just as the reign was coming to an end." This type is listed for 1747-60; all dates are expensive.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 8.35 g, .917 fine gold.
Catalog reference: S-3680, KM 588.
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- Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3021, featuring the Cecil Webster, Richard P. Ariagno and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.