Great Britain 1689 guinea Fr-303

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from Heritage sale 3049, lot 30892
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This specimen was lot 30892 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $3,760. The catalog description[1] noted, "William & Mary gold Guinea 1689 VF35 NGC, Royal mint. The first year from this short-lived series featuring the conjoined busts of William and Mary with wear that evenly affects the busts and grade-defining marks throughout the fields. A lovely example of the type and very much collectible at this level." This type was struck with (Fr-305) and without (shown here) the elephant symbol below the busts.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 8.35 g, .917 fine gold.

Catalog reference: KM 474.1, S-3426, Fr-304.


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