The gold guinea was minted in every year throughout the reign of George I (1714-1727). Made from solid 22ct gold, the guinea had fluctuated in value since it first appeared in 1663, but a royal proclamation of December 1717 fixed it at 21 shillings.
The guineas struck during George’s reign were notable for using five different portraits of the king. The obverse features the right-facing portrait of the king. The reverse shows four crowned cruciform shields bearing the arms of England and Scotland, France, Ireland and Hanover, between which are four sceptres.
The gold coin is encapsulated for protection and mounted on a richly-finished wooden panel, which can lie flat or be set at an angle within the handsome display chest provided at no extra charge.
The date you receive will depend on our limited supply. This is a rare opportunity to own a magnificent gold coin that is over 290 years old!
Display is 5” x 3¾” x 1?”.
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Guarantee & Returns
Any time you place an order with Danbury Mint, your satisfaction is guaranteed. If you are not delighted with any purchase, you may return it within 90 days of receipt for a FULL refund – including our postage & handling charge!
You can download a free post label here.
Items can be returned using the downloadable returns label below. We recommend obtaining a certificate of posting (free) if returning via the post office. Please include all paperwork with your return. If you have any questions or would prefer us to send you a returns label by post, please email Customer Services.
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How to Return a Danbury Mint Item (PDF)
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