Great Britain 1795 guinea
This specimen was lot 34831 in Heritage sale 3038 (Dallas, January 2015), where it sold for $2,585. The catalog description noted, "George III gold Guinea 1795 MS63 PCGS. Ex-Terner Collection. A true jewel with captivating luster. An outstanding opportunity." 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.
Catalog reference: KM 609.
- 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.