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|George III Spade Guineas|
Almost the Last Guinea
If it had not been for the "military guinea" issued in 1813 to pay for the campaign against Napoleon, the spade guineas of George III would have been the last guinea issue.
The fifth head issue of George III guineas had a spade shaped shield on their reverse instead of the garnished shields used on previous issues. Because these were virtually the last type of guinea to be issued, they are found more abundantly than the earlier versions. Because of the spade shaped shield they have for a long time been known as "spade guineas" or "spade ace" guineas, the latter because they resemble the ace of spades as usually portrayed on playing cards.
During recent years, they have been getting scarcer, particularly in better grades.
Fourth head of George III, facing right.
GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA
Crowned ornate shield, with date at top.
M B F ET H REX F D B ET L D S R I A T ET E
Stock and Prices
We list here recent coins from our stock. When we sell a coin, rather than remove it from this page, we simply mark it as "sold" in the "stock" column. This serves numerous purposes, it provides a historical record of our recently sold stock, and it can provide a reference source for those who wish to know the approximate value of their coins.
|Date||Grade||Stock||Price £||Price $|
|1791||good VF / almost EF - See Photograph||Sold||£280||$450|
|1793||about Fine / good Fine||Sold||£95||$150|
|1798||good Fine / almost VF||Sold||£175||$285|
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Fully Insured £9 (Usually by Royal Mail Special Delivery)
USA: Airmail at buyer's risk $10 or
Fully Insured $20
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