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HM32228

Anne 1714 Guinea, third bust, final year for reign

Regular price £2,750
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Anne (1702-14), gold Guinea, 1714, Post-Union, third draped bust left, legend surrounding, ANNA.DEI. GRATIA., toothed border around rim both sides,rev. Post-Union crowned cruciform shields, sceptres in angles, garter star at centre, date either side of top crown, .MAG BRI. FR ET. HIB REG., edge obliquely milled, weight 8.23g (Schneider -; Bull EGC 479; Farey 0570; MCE 226; S.3574). Lustrous even toning, some honest wear and surface marks although fields generally clear, bold fine, reverse better, the date not represented in the Schneider Collection.

The Latin legends translate to on obverse "Anne by the Grace of God," and abbreviated on the reverse as "Queen of Great Britain, France and Ireland."

This gold Guinea dates to the period when Sir Isaac Newton was the Master of the Mint, and John Croker was the Chief Engraver of the coinage. Queen Anne died on the 1st August 1714 though the output of gold during this year was the largest of the reign with a calendar year output for the whole of 1714 of £1,313,907.

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