Gold coin; Denomination: Guinea
Royal Mint, London
King George III (1760-1820)
At that time a guinea was valued at one pound one shilling (21 shillings), the half guinea was therefore 10 shillings and 6 pence.
Laureate bust of George III facing right; around, GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA.
Crowned and garnished shield quartered with the arms of England and Scotland impaled, France, Ireland and the Electorate of Brunswick and Luneburg; around, M B F ET H REX F D B ET L D S R I A T ET E 1781, the date being divided by the crown. (translation fro obverse to reverse, George III by the Grace of God King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick and Luneberg, Archi-Thesaurius and Elector of the Holy Roman Empire).
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Type of item
[Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink 3734 Pages