Great Britain 1794 guinea

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 12132
Great Britain 1794 guinea rev Ponterio 169-12132.jpg

This specimen was lot 12132 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $2,530. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Guinea, 1794. NGC MS-63. George III (1760-1820). Spade arms." 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 but not rare.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-356; S-3729; 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.
  • 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.

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