Great Britain 1783 guinea

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Heritage sale 3038, lot 34828
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 34828 in Heritage sale 3038 (Dallas, January 2015), where it sold for $3,055. The catalog description[1] 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.
  • [1]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.

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