George III, Hanover King 1760-1820

New portrait facing right combined with the St George slaying the Dragon reverse (first appearance of this classic motif). Raised lettered edge. Dies engraved by Pistrucci.One of the great treasures of the Tyrant Collection.

Faint hairlines and tiny contact marks in the soft gold; one of the finest known examples of this great rarity, the first pattern made for this denomination at the then-new Tower Hill Mint, and the only 5-Pounds coin struck in this reign.