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EM16203

George III 1793 Guinea, fifth bust, spade type reverse AU58

George III (1760-1820), gold Guinea, 1793, 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 723; MCE 397; Farey 1320; S.3729). Toned, has been slabbed and graded by NGC as AU58.

NGC Certification 5880617-005.

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 1793 was £2,747,430 being the fourth highest output for the type.

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