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Exceptional Pattern Guinea of George III

Triton XXI, Lot: 1515. Estimate $30000.
Sold for $37500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

HANOVER. George III. 1760-1820. Pattern AV Guinea (23mm, 12h). Early coinage, ‘Military’ type. Tower (London) mint. Dies by L. Pingo, after model by N. Marchant. Dated 1813. GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA, laureate head right / BRITANNIARUM REX FIDEI DEFENSOR, crowned coat-of-arms within garter; 18 13 below. W&R 115. In PCGS encapsulation PR 63 CAM. Of the highest rarity and with an excellent provenance.

From the Jonathan P. Rosen Collection. Ex Heritage 3044 (3 January 2016), lot 31260 (hammer $43000); St James’s 26 (5 March 2014), lot 26 (hammer £54,000); Emery May Norweb Collection (Part 3, Spink 56, 19 November 1986), lot 1026; Virgil M. Brand Collection; ‘The Famous and Remarkable Collection of a Nobleman [Baron Phillipe de Ferrari la Renotiere]’ (Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 27 March 1922) lot 14; J. G. Murdoch Collection (Part 5, Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 15 March 1904), lot 157; H. Montagu Collection (collection of milled coins purchased by Spink in 1890), no. 530; H. Webb Collection (Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 6 August 1885) lot 157.

We believe this is the only specimen in private hands.