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Spencer Collection George III Third-Guinea Date Set - The Number One Finest Set of All Time

Current Statistics
Rank

1
GPA with Top Bonuses

59.400
GPA Weighted

59.400
Complete

35.71%
Set Rating

11.423

About This Set: Both the French Revolution and the American War of Independence took place during George III's long reign, and the famous naval Battle of Trafalgar and the Battle of Waterloo also took place during this time. During the Napoleonic Wars, bank notes came into general use as the issue of Guineas was stopped between 1799 and 1813. These interesting little coins, Third-Guineas, were minted to relieve the shortage of smaller money. As to their designs, Third-Guineas dated 1797 through 1800 have the First Laureated Head of Geo III Rt., while the reverse had a Crown, and the date was in the legend. Between 1801 and 1803, the obverse remained the same, but the reverse finds the date moved below the Crown. In 1804 and until the issue was stopped in 1813, the obverse contained a Second Laureated Head with Short Hair Rt. The 1811 date is particularly elusive in high grade.

Spencer Collection George III Third-Guinea Date Set

Item PCGS # Date Denom Grade Pop Pop Higher Comments
1797 618024 1797 1/3 G MS62 2 5
Great Britain, Gold 1/3 Guinea, KM-620, FR-365, Geo. III, First Year of Denomination
1798 618028 1798 1/3 G AU55 4 5
Great Britain, Gold 1/3 Guinea, Fr-365, Laureated Head of Geo III to Right, legends around, Rv. Central Crown, date and legends around. Bright lustrous yellow gold. Provenance: Eliasberg Lot 418, originally purchased by Eliasberg from John Zug in December, 1943. Crossed from NGC AU58
1799 618102 1799 1/3 G
1800 618018 1800 1/3 G
1801 618135 1801 1/3 G
1802 618071 1802 1/3 G
1803 610039 1803 1/3 G
1804 618017 1804 1/3 G
1806 618034 1806 1/3 G
1808 618032 1808 1/3 G MS63 3
Great Britain, Gold 1/3 Guinea, Mint State & Tied for Finest
1809 618072 1809 1/3 G AU55 1 3
Great Britain, Gold 1/3 guinea, George III, KM-650, Scarce
1810 618040 1810 1/3 G MS62 6 1
Great Britain, Gold 1/3 Guinea, Mint State & Tied for Finest
1811 168916 1811 1/3 G
1813 618020 1813 1/3 G