Great Britain 1764 1/2 guinea

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Heritage sale 3030, lot 24291
Great Britain 1764 half guinea rev H3030-24291.jpg

This specimen was lot 24291 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $2,350. The catalog description[1] noted, "George III gold Half Guinea 1764, 2nd Bust, MS62 NGC, a beautiful example of this type, the 1764 issue being the first to show this portrait of the young monarch, with choice surfaces and lovely light yellow color, but the best aspect here is the truly bold strike -- which has created outstanding eye-appeal." This type was struck 1764-74.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 4.175 g, .917 fine gold.

Catalog reference: S-3732, KM-599.

Source:

  • 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]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3030, featuring the RLM Collection, the Isaac Rudman Collection, the Hans Cook Collection and the Collection of Donald E. Bently, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.

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