1790 GOLD ONE GUINEA ( GVF ) EX MOUNT - Guineas - Cambridgeshire Coins
1790 GOLD ONE GUINEA ( GVF ) EX MOUNT - Guineas - Cambridgeshire Coins

1790 GOLD ONE GUINEA ( GVF ) EX MOUNT

Regular price $1,369.00

 


This 1790 Gold One Guinea is a notable artifact of British numismatics from the era of King George III, reflecting both the artistry and the historical narratives of its time. The obverse features a finely detailed portrait of George III, symbolizing his leadership during a period of immense political and social change, including the early stages of the Industrial Revolution. The reverse showcases the traditional crowned shield, intricately designed to represent the strength and continuity of the British monarchy. Originally struck in 22-carat gold (916 fineness), this coin was once mounted, possibly used as jewelry, which adds a layer of personal history to its already rich heritage. Despite this modification, it retains a good very fine (GVF) condition, preserving much of the original detail and a hint of its former luster, making it a compelling piece for collectors interested in unique historical items.


Coin Summary:


Material: Gold

Monarch: George III

Denomination: One Guinea

Country: United Kingdom

Condition: Good Very Fine (GVF), Ex Mount

Weight: Approximately 8.35 grams

Diameter: 25 mm

Carat: 22 carat (916 fineness)