Great Britain 1774 guinea
This specimen was lot 40149 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $1,528. The catalog description noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Guinea, 1774. NGC AU-58." This type, one of several used during George's long reign, is noted for 1774-86.
Recorded mintage: unknown but not a rare date.
Specification: 8.35 g, .917 fine gold, .246 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-355; S-3728; KM-604.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.