Tag Archive for: George I

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Coin 221 – GOLD GUINEA 1726, PCGS MS-63

George I, Hanover King, 1714-1727 S-3633, Fifth Bust, the final portrait showing an older king. A beautiful coin.  
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Coin 222 – GOLD HALF-GUINEA 1725, PCGS MS-64

George I, Hanover King, 1714-1727 S-3637, Second Bust. The Royal Mint had difficulties striking these small gold pieces because of the technology of the time-the small flans tended to shift in the dies, resulting in off-center and soft…
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Coin 223 – GOLD QUARTER-GUINEA 1718, PCGS MS-65

George I, Hanover King, 1714-1727 S-3638, Only year in this reign of this tiny gold denomination. Exceptionally beautiful.  
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Coin 224 – SILVER CROWN 1718/16, PCGS MS-63

George I, Hanover King, 1714-1727 S-3639, Laureate Bust, the only style of portrait used on crowns. Roses & Plumes reverse style. The first type of crown struck for the new family line of Hanoverian kings and queens of England, including…
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Coin 225 – SILVER CROWN 1723, PCGS MS-62

George I, Hanover King, 1714-1727 S-3640, Initials "SSC" in angles on reverse. Struck from silver provided to the Royal Mint by the exploitative South Sea Company of London whose stock plummeted in the famous panic crash-one of the early…
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Coin 215 – GOLD 5-GUINEAS 1726, PCGS AU-58

George I, Hanover King, 1714-1727 S-3626, Laureate Head, early portrait, the only style of bust used for this denomination. Boldly detailed and highly lustrous, very rare so fine. Large gold coins were beginning to fade from use as the…
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Coin 216 – GOLD 2-GUINEAS 1726, NGC MS-65

George I, Hanover King, 1714-1727 S-3627, Early portrait, the only bust used for this denomination, too. Very rare, although as the last date of issue this coin shows up from time to time in choice state. Here, however, is an exquisite…
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Coin 217 – GOLD “PRINCE ELECTOR” GUINEA 1714, PCGS MS-63

George I, Hanover King, 1714-1727 S-3628, First Bust. First date of the new reign includes in its reverse legend (of the royal titles) the letters "PR" referring to the German-born Prince Elector of Hanover. It appears on no other coins…
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Coin 218 – GOLD GUINEA 1715, NGC MS-63

George I, Hanover King, 1714-1727 S-3629, Second Bust, slightly less artistic but a more realistic portrait. Rarely seen so fine.  
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Coin 219 – GOLD GUINEA 1715, NGC MS-64

George I, Hanover King, 1714-1727 S-3630, Third Bust, minor changes mainly in the king's hair style.