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Auction LIII  14 Jan 2021
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Lot 3161

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Starting Price: 600 USD
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George III (1760-1820), Gold Third Guinea, 1804. 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 (MCE 456; S.3740). Toned, has been graded and slabbed by PCGS as MS62. Estimated Value $750
PCGS Certification 618017.62/33841615. We note at the time of writing that of the 57 examples of the 1804 Third Guinea currently graded at both services, only a total of four pieces are graded finer. The Latin legends translate as on obverse "George III by the grace of God" and on the reverse "King of the Britains, Defender of the Faith." The gold coinage production for the year of 1804 amounted to £718,397 which would have consisted entirely of Half-Guineas and Thirds, the latter denomination being introduced to help alleviate the lack of silver coinage in circulation.
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