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FM21182

George III 1791 Guinea, fifth head, spade type reverse

George III (1760-1820),gold Guinea, 1791, fifth laureate head right, GEORGIVS .III. DEI.GRATIA,rev.spade shaped crowned quartered shield of arms, date below, legend reads in abbreviated Latin commencing lower left M.B.F. ET. H. REX. F.D. B.ET. L. D. S. R. I. A. T ET. E. weight 8.38g (Schneider -; Bull EGC 719; MCE 395; Farey 1300; S.3729).Toned, some light marks, hairline in reverse field, good very fine to almost extremely 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 gold output for the calendar year of 1791 was £2,456,567 being the seventh highest output for the type.

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