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FM18391

George I 1715 Guinea AU55, third head, hair does not curl around neck

George I (1714-27),gold Guinea, 1715, third laureate head right, with hair looping around rear of truncation, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, GEORGIVS. D. G. M. BR. FR. ET. HIB. REX. F.D.,rev.crowned cruciform broad shields, incorporating the Arms of Hanover, ornamental sceptres in angles, garter star at centre, date either side of top crown, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, .BRVN ET. L. DVX S.R.I.A.TH ET. EL. (Schneider 546; Bull EGC 504; MCE 247; Farey 595; S.3630).Colourful tone, has been graded and slabbed by NGC as AU55 but mislabelled with incorrect Spink number, rare type.

8.38 grams of 22 carat gold. Made in the UK.

HS CODE: 9705 3100 00

NGC Certification 6029219-002.

The Latin legends translate to on obverse "George by the Grace of God" continuing on the reverse in abbreviated Latin which if in shown in full reads "Magnae Britanniae Franciae et Hiberniae Rex Fidei Defensor Brun et Lunebergen-sis Dux, Sacri Romani Imperii Archi-Thesaurius et Elector" and translates as "King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, Duke of Brunswick and Luneberg, High Treasurer and Elector of the Holy Roman Empire."

The calendar year output for the year of 1715 for gold was £1,739,505 which is the highest for the reign of George I, perhaps this goes some way to explain why there are two different heads for the year of 1715, the second bust being exclusive to this year only.

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