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 head of George III facing right; around, GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA
At centre, a shield set within the Garter, crowned; the shield is quartered with the arms of England, Scotland, France and Ireland with inescutcheon the arms of the Electorate of Brunswick and Luneburg surmounted by the Electoral cap; motto on the Garter; HONI SOI QUI MAL Y PENSE; the base of the Garter divides the date 1813; around, BRITANNIANUM REX FIDEI DEFENSOR
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Type of item
21 mm (Outside Diameter), 4.184 g (Weight)
[Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom.