Great Britain 1783 guinea
This specimen was lot 34828 in Heritage sale 3038 (Dallas, January 2015), where it sold for $3,055. The catalog description noted, "George III gold Guinea 1783 MS62 PCGS. Rose Guinea type. Very sharply struck with inspiring golden color." This type was struck 1774-86 and is the first really common type for George III. The reform of 1817 terminated all guinea-denominated issues in favor of the sovereign. At that time the guinea, which heretofore had varied in value, was fixed at 21 shillings.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 8.35 g, .917 fine gold.
Catalog reference: KM 604.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3038, featuring the Empire, the Santa Catarina, the Law and the Santa Maria Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.