• Obverse of 1774 Guinea
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  • 1774 Gold Guinea Coin George III Crowned Shield Of Arms Reverse
    Reverse - Crowned Shield Of Arms
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  • 1774 Gold Guinea Coin George III Crowned Shield Of Arms Reverse
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1774 Gold George III Guinea Coin

There was only one type of guinea issued in 1774. The obverse has the fourth laureate head facing right and the crowned shield of arms on the reverse. Spink reference 3728. 

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The guinea was introduced into the British coinage in 1663 under Charles II, and continued until 1813 in the reign of George III.

At least six different types of guinea were issued for George III, from 1761 to 1813, including the well-known spade reverse (or spade ace).


Fourth head of George III, facing right.



A crowned Hanoverian royal coat of arms surrounded by the partially-abbreviated latin legend translating as:

King of Great Britain France & Ireland, Defender of The Faith, Duke of Brunswick & Luneburg, High Treasurer and Elector of the Holy Roman Empire


This list gives the specification of the coin as it was issued. (Worn coins may weigh less or be of a lower diameter).

Diameter 25 to 26 mm.
Total Weight of Coin 8.3500 grams
Alloy 22 carat
Fineness 0.9166
Actual Gold Content 0.2461 ounces.
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Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their gold content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out. 

If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes, therefore some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.

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