Spencer Collection George II Guinea Date Set - 2nd

Current Statistics
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 63.500
Complete 16.67%
Set Rating 10.367
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About this set: The 1728 George II Guinea, which is part of the Spencer Collection, merits comment. This is the first young laureate Head and the date was missing from the Terner Collection entirely. It is deceptively rare, in high grade extremely rare, and almost never encountered. The famed Douglas-Morris Collection contained this date, but the coin had a light scratch running up the neck from the truncation. Almost certainly, the Douglas-Morris specimen was recently listed in a June, 2005 auction catalog, as the coin pictured there contained that same fine neck scratch, however the coin is now housed in an NGC MS-62 holder. The only other early date George II guinea in a PCGS MS-64 holder that has been seen at auction, so far as our research has disclosed, was Dr. Terner's 1727 example, which brought a staggering sum for a business strike guinea; See Terner 1, Lot 167. The David Kent 1728 example was purchased from a collector who acquired the coin in the late 1950's. Having spent almost half a century in a bank vault, the coin surfaced a couple years ago, was graded by PCGS, only to return to yet another bank vault.

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Spencer Collection George II Guinea Date Set
PCGS No.ItemDenomGradePopPop HigherOwner's Comments
6181001727Guinea 
1606991728GuineaMS6410Great Britain, Gold Guinea with Prooflike Fields, Deceptively Rare and Miss...
7866711729P Guinea 
7796361730Guinea 
  1731Guinea 
1712221732GuineaMS6310Great Britain, Gold Guinea of George II, Ex Terner, May 2003, Lot 172, 2nd ...
6180841733Guinea 
6181031734Guinea 
6110291735Guinea 
1711941736Guinea 
7796591737Guinea 
1711931738Guinea 
  1739Guinea 
1712231740Guinea 
7796681741/39Guinea 
7796711743Guinea 
6110311745GuineaMS6410Great Britain, Gold Guinea of George II, 1745, Ex Terner, May 2003, Truly R...
6181121746GuineaMS6310Great Britain, Gold Guinea of George II, Ex Terner, May 2003, Lot 184, Inte...
6181091747Guinea 
6181131748Guinea 
1607071749Guinea 
1711951750Guinea 
7796881751Guinea 
1711961752Guinea 
1607091753Guinea 
7796951755Guinea 
1711971756Guinea 
6180921758Guinea 
6180471759GuineaMS6330Great Britain, Guinea, Ex Terner, Finest Known. George II, Older Head to le...
6180991760Guinea