Gold coin; Denomination: Guinea
Royal Mint, London
King George III (1760-1820)
At that time a guinea was current at 1 pound 1 shilling (21 shillings). This design is sometimes called a spade guinea because of the shape of the reverse shield.
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, 1790. (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 Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Type of item
24 mm (Outside Diameter), 8.27 g (Weight)
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