Starting Price: 4000 USD
Price realized: 5750 USD
George I (1714-27), Gold Guinea, 1726. Fifth laureate head right, legend and toothed border surrounding, GEORGIVS D G M BR FR. ET HIB REX. F.D, some stops absent, rev. crowned cruciform broad shields, incorporating the Arms of Hanover, ornamental sceptres in angles, garter star at centre, date either side of top crown, legend and toothed border surrounding.BRVN ET L. DVX S.R.I.A.TH ET. EL., edge obliquely grained, weight 8.40g (Schneider 549; MCE 261; S.3633). Toned with a few light surface marks, has been slabbed and graded by NGC as MS61. Estimated Value $5,000
NGC Certification 5880617-020. We note currently that there are 50 records of coins graded across both services of which only twelve are graded finer.The abbreviated Latin legends translate as on the obverse "George by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith" and on the reverse as "Duke of Brunswick and Luneberg, High Treasurer and Elector of the Holy Roman Empire." For the calendar year 1726, £872,963 worth of gold was produced into coin at the mint.