Great Britain 1689 guinea Fr-305

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Ponterio sale 176, lot 20223
GB 1689 guinea rev P176-20223.jpg

This specimen was lot 20223 in Ponterio sale 176 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $4,994. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. William and Mary, 1688-1694. Guinea, 1689. Elephant and Castle. Conjoined busts right. Rv. Crowned ungarnished arms; lion of Nassau in center. Ample natural luster and faint wear on the high points. A lovely coin. NGC AU-50. Ex: Seaby, 1979 ANA." This type was struck with (shown here) and without (Fr-304) the elephant symbol below the busts.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 8.35 g, .917 fine gold.

Catalog reference: S-3427; Fr-305; KM 474.2.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Bruce Roland Hagen, Ponterio sale 176: The Thos. H. Law Collection of English Gold Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.
  • 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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