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EM16235

George III 1798 Guinea, fifth bust, spade type reverse AU58

George III (1760-1820), gold Guinea, 1798, 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 8.39g (Schneider 612; Bull EGC 732; MCE 402; Farey 1370 S.3729). Toned, light surface marks and flecks, has been graded and slabbed by NGC as AU58.

NGC Certification 5880656-009.

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 most common spade type reverse guinea obviously has a good survival rate from what was a calendar year mintage of £2,967,505 of gold, which was the second highest of the spade type guineas, but actually only the seventh highest of this reign.

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