United Kingdom: Coin Type Third Guinea - detailed information

United Kingdom: Coin Type Third Guinea (issued 1801 - 1813)
Coin TypeThird Guinea

The value of the guinea had fluctuated over the years from twenty to thirty shillings, and back down to twenty one shillings and sixpence by the start of George's reign. A Royal Proclamation of December 1717 fixed the value of the guinea at twenty one shillings. The value of the third guinea was thus fixed at seven shillings.

In the Great Recoinage of 1816, the guinea was replaced as the major unit of currency by the pound and in coinage with a sovereign.

Obverse

Effigy of the monarch, legend.

Obverse Inscription
Reverse

Reverse Inscription
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
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Third Guinea: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
From1801
To1813
Face Value7 (x Shilling)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1816)
Material0.9167 Gold
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)
Mass (g)2.7834
Third Guinea: Photos
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Coin - Third-Guinea, George III, Great Britain, 1803
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Coin - Third-Guinea, George III, Great Britain, 1803
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