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Spencer Collection George II Type Gold - 2nd

Current Statistics
Rank

2
GPA with Top Bonuses

59.500
GPA Weighted

59.500
Complete

50.00%
Set Rating

25.500

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 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, approaching the $20,000.00 mark. (Terner 1, Lot 167). The Spencer 1728 example was purchased from a collector who acquired this coin in the late 1950's, the coin having spent almost half a century in bank vaults.

Spencer Collection George II Type Gold

Item PCGS # Date Denom Grade PCGS # Pop PCGS # Pop Higher Pop Pop Higher Comments
Five Guineas 5 G
Two Guineas 2 G
Guinea 160699 1728 Guinea MS64 1 3
Great Britain, Gold Guinea with Prooflike Fields, Deceptively Rare and Missing from Terner Collection. From a private collection assembled in the 1950's. Finest Known. Our research has found only one other gold guinea of this type (dated 1727) in a pcgs MS64 holder, and that went for a previously unheard of sum for a business strike guinea (Terner I Auction)
Half-Guinea 171221 1746 1/2 G AU55 1 220
Great Britain, Gold 1/2 Guinea, Ex Terner, Much Nicer Than Assigned Grade. Intermediate Laureate Head Left. Ex CNG June 2005, Lot 2175. Finest