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Spencer Collection George II Guinea Date Set - 2nd

Current Statistics
Rank

2
GPA with Top Bonuses

63.500
GPA Weighted

63.500
Complete

16.67%
Set Rating

10.367

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.

Spencer Collection George II Guinea Date Set

Item PCGS # Date Denom Grade PCGS # Pop PCGS # Pop Higher Pop Pop Higher Comments
1727 618100 1727 Guinea
1728 160699 1728 Guinea MS64 1 1
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)
1729 786671 1729 P Guinea
1730 779636 1730 Guinea
1731 1731 Guinea
1732 171222 1732 Guinea MS63 1 1
Great Britain, Gold Guinea of George II, Ex Terner, May 2003, Lot 172, 2nd Young Head, S-3674, FR 339, KM-573.1. Described in the Terner auction as "A truly beautiful coin, boldly struck & exceptionally choice, Very Rare". Finest Known
1733 618084 1733 Guinea
1734 618103 1734 Guinea
1735 611029 1735 Guinea
1736 171194 1736 Guinea
1737 779659 1737 Guinea
1738 171193 1738 Guinea
1739 1739 Guinea
1740 171223 1740 Guinea
1741/39 779668 1741/39 Guinea
1743 779671 1743 Guinea
1745 611031 1745 Guinea MS64 1 1
Great Britain, Gold Guinea of George II, 1745, Ex Terner, May 2003, Truly Rare in this State of Preservation, Exceptional Eye-Appeal, Finest Known.
1746 618112 1746 Guinea MS63 1 1
Great Britain, Gold Guinea of George II, Ex Terner, May 2003, Lot 184, Intermediate Head, S-3678A, FR 347, KM-577.3, Described in the Terner auction as "Last Year of this Head Style, Truly Rare, Exceptional Eye-Appeal, Purchased in 1989 and a better example never seen". Finest Known
1747 618109 1747 Guinea
1748 618113 1748 Guinea
1749 160707 1749 Guinea
1750 171195 1750 Guinea
1751 779688 1751 Guinea
1752 171196 1752 Guinea
1753 160709 1753 Guinea
1755 779695 1755 Guinea
1756 171197 1756 Guinea
1758 618092 1758 Guinea
1759 618047 1759 Guinea MS63 3 3
Great Britain, Guinea, Ex Terner, Finest Known. George II, Older Head to left. KM-588.
1760 618099 1760 Guinea