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Coin: Half Guinea 1808
Description

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Face value10 1/2 (x Shilling) TypeHalf Guinea
Year1808 CurrentNo (demonetised 1816)
Mintageunknown
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark unknown
Material0.9167 Gold Designer
MonarchKing George III EffigySeventh Head (Military Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)4.1750
Obverse

Laureate head of King George III facing right; around, GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA.

Obverse inscription GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA
Reverse

At centre, a shield set within the Garter, crowned; the shield is quartered with the arms of England, Scotland, France and Ireland with inescutcheon the arms of the Electorate of Brunswick and Luneburg surmounted by the Electoral cap; motto on the Garter; HONI SOI QUI MAL Y PENSE; the base of the Garter divides the date 1808; around, BRITANNIANUM REX FIDEI DEFENSOR.

Reverse inscription

HONI SOI QUI MAL Y PENSE 1808 BRITANNIANUM REX FIDEI DEFENSOR

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Half Guinea 1808: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Friedberg, Gold Coins of the WorldGreat Britain 223
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 651
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom3737
Half Guinea 1808: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
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List of all (11) coins of type: United Kingdom / Half Guinea
Half Guinea 1801 Half Guinea 1802 Half Guinea 1803 Half Guinea 1804 Half Guinea 1805 Half Guinea 1806
Half Guinea 1808 Half Guinea 1809 Half Guinea 1810 Half Guinea 1811 Half Guinea 1813