Great Britain 1761 guinea

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Ponterio sale 176, lot 20282
GB 1761 guinea rev P176-20282.jpg

This specimen was lot 20282 in Ponterio sale 176 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $17,625. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. George III, 1760-1820. Guinea, 1761. Mint State First laureate bust right. Rv. Crowned quartered shield with arms. One-year type. A very bold example with superb details and surfaces. A key Hanoverian Guinea type. Mr. Law was blessed with two excellent examples for his displays. NGC MS-62. Ex: Seaby, 1985." This type was struck 1761 only and is the rarest guinea of George III.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 8.35 g, .917 fine gold.

Catalog reference: S-3725; Fr-352; KM-590.


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  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Bruce Roland Hagen, Ponterio sale 176: The Thos. H. Law Collection of English Gold Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.
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