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HM32211

George I 1724 Guinea, fifth bust rare date

Regular price £3,750
Regular price Sale price £3,750

George I (1714-27),gold Guinea, 1724, fifth older laureate head right, 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., weight 8.38g (Schneider -; EGC 521 - dies f/2; Farey 680 R; MCE 259; S.3633). Toned, some nicks, surface markings and haymarking, otherwise impressive overall clarity in the portrait and shields, even cabinet toning, recorded as a rarer date in the series, very fine.

The Latin legends translates as on the obverse "George, by the grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith" and on the reverse "Duke of Brunswick and Luneberg, High Treasurer and Elector of the Holy Roman Empire."

For the calendar year of 1724 there was a total of £273,809 worth of gold produced at the Mint which would have consisted entirely of Guineas and Half-Guineas.

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