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1813 George III Full Gold Military Guinea

1813 George III Military Guinea Reverse

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A desirable gold full ‘Military’ Guinea of King George the Third, dated 1813. The obverse features the sixth type bust of the king, facing right. In this portrait, George III has short hair, unlike his long-haired earlier Guineas. The reverse – a unique design for this issue – shows a crowned garter, a divided shield of arms within representing England, Scotland and Ireland. The arms of the House of Hanover appear inescutcheon. This so called ‘Military Guinea’ was designed by Nathaniel Marchant and engraved by Lewis Pingo. 80,000 were struck to pay the Duke of Wellington’s army, then in the Pyrenees where the locals would accept only gold as payment. The date – 1813, the last year the Guinea was minted – appears between the legend and the central motif.
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Obverse

Sixth laureate bust of George III, facing right. Legend around reads: 'GEORGIVS · III · DEI · GRATIA ·'. Designed by Nathaniel Marchant and engraved by Lewis Pingo.

Reverse

Shield of arms, encircled by a crowned garter. The garter bears the inscription 'HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE’' The shield contains the arms of England, Scotland and Ireland with the arms of the House of Hanover appear inescutcheon. The primary legend reads 'BRITANNIARUM REX FIDEI DEFENSOR'. The date appears between the legend and the bottom of the garter.

Edge

Chevron milled.

Grade

GVF - A good all round coin of full weight with no issues for Good Very Fine condition.

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