Great Britain 1776 1/2 guinea

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from the Stack's Bowers 2017 ANA sale, lot 20471
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This specimen was lot 20471 in Stack's Bowers ANA Auction (Denver, CO, August 2017), where it sold for $1,762.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. 1/2 Guinea, 1776. George III (1760-1820). NGC AU-58. Fourth head. Sharp strike, lightly toned with attractive underlying luster, a likely candidate for grade arbitrage." This bust of George III was used on half guineas 1775-86. Half guineas of George III are priced only slightly less than the guineas.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 4.17 g, .917 fine gold.

Catalog reference: S-3734; Fr-361; KM-605.


  • 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.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2017 Denver ANA Auction: Ancients, Selections from The Richard Stuart Collection & World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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