Great Britain 1788 guinea

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Sincona sale 33, lot 2764
This specimen was lot 2764 in Sincona sale 33 (Zurich, October 2016), where it sold for 700 CHF (about US$831 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"GREAT BRITAIN. George III. 1760-1820 Guinea 1788. Gutes sehr schön. (kingdom of Great Britain, George III, 1760-1820, guinea of 1788, Good very fine)"
This type, the commonest of several used during George's long reign, is noted for 1787-99. 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, .246 troy oz AGW, this specimen 8.36 g.

Catalog reference: S. 3729. Schl. 32. Fr-356; KM-609.

Source:

  • 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.
  • 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]Juerg Richter, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 33, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2016.

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