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George III 1784 Guinea, fourth head

George III (1760-1820), gold Guinea, 1784, fourth laureate head right, GEORGIVS .III. DEI.GRATIA,rev.crowned quartered shield of arms, date either side of crown, upper crown band with extra peaked arc each side of fleur de lis, M.B.FE. ET. H. REX. F.D. B.ET. L. D. S. R. I. A. T ET. E., weight 8.33g (Schneider -; Bull EGC 705; MCE 388; Farey 1230; S.3728). Toned with some light surface marks, very fine, scarce variety.

The Latin legends translate to on obverse "George III 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 total calendar year output for 1782 was £822,126 which was the fourth lowest for the date range of this type.

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