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FM18507

George III 1797 Half-Guinea, fifth bust, spade type shield reverse, AU53

George III (1760-1820), gold Half-Guinea, 1797, fifth laureate head right, legend GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA. rev. crowned quartered spade shaped shield of arms, date at bottom, legend commences lower left, M.B.F.ET.H. REX. F.D.B. ET.L.D.S.R.I.A.T ET.E. weight 4.21g (Schneider 621; Bull EGC 840; MCE 436; S.3735). Toned, has been slabbed and graded by NGC as AU53.

NGC Certification 5879698-001.

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 calendar year output for 1797 totaled £2,000,297 which is the eighth highest output for the spade reverse type issues.

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