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BI02890

George III 1806 Third-Guinea of Seven Shillings, third type, second bust

George III (1760-1820), gold Third Guinea, 1806, third type, second laureate head right, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA. rev. large crown, date below, legend surrounding commencing top, * BRITANNIARUM REX FIDEI DEFENSOR, weight 2.72g (Schneider -; Bull EGC 877; MCE 457; S.3740). Toned, with some light flecking, extremely fine.

The Latin legends translate as on obverse "George III by the grace of God" and on the reverse "King of the Britons, Defender of the Faith."

The gold output for calendar year 1806 was £405,106 which was devoted to Half and Third Guinea production only.

Provenance:

Ex A H Baldwin, vault stock, purchased Spring 2006.

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