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FI18353

George III 1804 Half-Guinea, seventh bust, Iverson dies 3/B, graded AU58

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George III (1760-1820), gold Half-Guinea, 1804, seventh laureate head right, legend GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA rev. quartered shield of arms within crowned garter, French legend on garter HONI. SOIT. QUI. MAL. Y. PENSE., date below, legend commences upper right, BRITANNIARUM REX FIDEI DEFENSOR, weight 4.22g (Schneider -; Iverson dies 3/B; Bull EGC 849; MCE 442; S.3737). Toned, some flecking, has been graded and slabbed by NGC as AU58, a scarce die variety.

NGC Certification: 6133355-010

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 "King of the Britains, Defender of the Faith," the French language garter motto translates as "Evil to him, who evil thinks."

Refer to David Iverson article in May 2021 Coin News on the George III 1804 Half-Guinea for die varieties of which this is the third most common of the six variations.

There must have been a lot of dies used for the 1804 coinage of what was only currency Half and Third Guineas as the output for this calendar year amounted to £718,397 worth of gold which is the highest for this type of the Half-Guinea.

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