Gold coin; Denomination: Guinea
Royal Mint, London
King George III (1760-1820)
At that time a the half guinea was current at 10 shillings and 6 pence.
Laureate bust of George III facing right; around, GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA.
Crowned spade-shaped 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; below shield, 1788. (translation from 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 National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Type of item
21 mm (Outside Diameter), 4.092 g (Weight)
[Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink 3735 Pages