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FM19996

George III 1785 Guinea, fourth head

Regular price £1,250
Regular price Sale price £1,250

George III (1760-1820),gold Guinea, 1785, fourth laureate head right, GEORGIVS .III. DEI.GRATIA,rev.crowned quartered shield of arms, date either side of crown, M.B.FE. ET. H. REX. F.D. B.ET. L. D. S. R. I. A. T ET. E. weight 8.35g (Schneider -; Bull EGC 708; MCE 389; Farey 1240; S.3728).Toned with surface marks, almost very fine.

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 1785 was £2,488,106 which was the fifth highest for the date range of this type.

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