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GM28157

George III 1786 Guinea fourth head, AU53

George III (1760-1820),gold Guinea, 1786, fourth laureate head right, legend GEORGIVS. III. DEI. GRATIA. toothed border around rim both sides,rev.crowned quartered shield of arms, date either side of crown, legend M.B.F.ET.H. REX. F.D.B. ET.L.D.S.R.I.A.T ET.E. weight 8.36g (Schneider -; Bull EGC 709; MCE 390; Farey 1250; S.3728).Toned with a few light surface marks, has been slabbed and graded by NGC as AU53.

NGC Certification 2130716-033.

The Latin legends translate to on obverse "George the Third 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 1786, the final year of the fourth head type was £1,107,383 which was the seventh highest for the date range of this type.

Provenance:

Purchased from the stock of Schweizerische Bankgesellschaft, Geneva, March 1984, item 107275.

Ex Dr Rolf Baumhauer, British gold collection, part 3, Sincona auction 79, 24th October 2022, lot 1316.

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