Great Britain 1776 guinea

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Goldberg sale 65, lot 4331
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 4331 in Goldberg sale 65 (Los Angeles, September 2011), where it sold for $2,127.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. Guinea, 1776. George III, 1760-1820. Obverse: Fourth laureate head right. Reverse: Crowned quartered shield of arms. A pleasing example of this ever-popular date, highly collectible for its obvious Colonial connections. NGC graded AU-55." This type, one of several used during George's long reign, is noted for 1774-86.

Recorded mintage: unknown but not rare.

Specification: 8.35 g, .917 fine gold, .246 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: S.3728; Fr-355; KM-604.


  • 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]Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg sale 65: The Pre-Long Beach Auction, Ancient and World Coins, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2011.

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