George III (1760-1820), gold Half-Guinea, 1801, sixth laureate head right, legend GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA rev. quartered shield of arms within crowned garter, French legend on garter HONI. SOIT. QUI. MAL. Y. PENSE., date below, legend commences upper right, BRITANNIARUM REX FIDEI DEFENSOR, weight 4.20g (MCE 439; S.3736). Lightly toned, a couple of tiny spots, otherwise extremely fine, the first year for this bust type.