George III (1760-1820), gold Guinea, 1798, fifth laureate head right, GEORGIVS .III. DEI.GRATIA, rev. spade shaped crowned quartered shield of arms, date below, legend reads in abbreviated Latin commencing lower left M.B.F. ET. H. REX. F.D. B.ET. L. D. S. R. I. A. T ET. E. weight 8.41g (MCE 402; S.3729). A pleasing coin with plenty of mint brilliance, toned, one light short scratch below ear, hairline scratches behind head, small dig on reverse and by mouth, some other hairlines, otherwise a bold extremely fine.