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:
This translates as:
King of Great Britain, France & Ireland, Defender of The Faith, Duke of Brunswick & Lüneburg, 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|
|Actual Gold Content||0.2461 ounces.|
|Obverse Grade||Reverse Grade||Price||Availability|
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