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George III 1785 Guinea, fourth head, rose type shield, AU53

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. (Schneider -; Bull EGC 708; Farey 1240; MCE 389; S.3728).Toned with some light surface marks, has been slabbed and graded by NGC as AU53.

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."

We note the calendar year output of gold for 1785 totalled £2,488,106 which is the fifth highest for the fourth head guinea.

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