Information about effigy: Seventh Head (Military Portrait)

Seventh Head (Military Portrait)

Gold half guinea coins were struck using this effigy of King George III from 1804 until 1813. It shows the king in profile and laureated in the classic fashion. This portrait was subsequently used on the guinea struck in 1813 to pay Wellington’s troops in Europe and which was henceforth dubbed the "military" guinea.

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Seventh Head (Military Portrait): Details
Year1804
Personal InformationKing George III of the United Kingdom
Seventh Head (Military Portrait): Photos
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Seventh Head (Military Portrait): Photo Coin - Half-Guinea, George III, Great Britain, 1813 Coin - Half-Guinea, George III, Great Britain, 1813
Copyright: Museum Victoria / CC BY
Author: Justine Philip
Notes: Gold.
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