The gold guinea was undoubtedly the major British coin of the eighteenth century, and it brought the end to handmade coinage in Britain.

It was born in 1663, the aftermath of the English Civil War when the republican issues were replaced with a more impressive coinage bearing the portrait of the newly restored King Charles II. The ‘Guinea’ takes its name from the African country of Guinea where the gold used to make the coins was sourced.  Originally the value of the Guinea was twenty shillings, but due to fluctuations in the value of gold and silver, this value changed, at a time to as high as thirty shillings. From 1717 until 1816 its value was fixed at twenty-one shillings. In the great recoinage of 1816, the guinea was replaced by the pound as the major unit of currency, and in coinage by the sovereign. However, to this day guineas are still used to sell horses.

Historic Guineas

Product range

1718 George I Quarter Guinea

Price: £1,200.00

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1804–1808 George III Half Guinea Military Type

Price: £860.00

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1804-1813 George III Half Guinea

Price: £1,020.00

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George I 1726 Guinea

George I 1726 Guinea

Extremely Fine Condition

Price: £6,673.00

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George II Five Guinea EIC

George II Five Guinea EIC

George II Five Guinea EIC

Price: £36,000.00

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George III Spade Half Guinea

Price: £1,010.00

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George II Gold Guinea

Price: £1,650.00

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George II 1739 Guinea, First Year For The Intermediate Bust

Price: £4,300.00

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George III Spade Guinea 1787-1800

Price: £1,250.00

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1718 George I Quarter Guinea

1718 George I Quarter Guinea

Very Fine Condition

Price: £1,195.00

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1762 George III Quarter Guinea

1762 George III Quarter Guinea

Minimum of Very Fine Condition

Price: £1,595.00

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George III 1813 Military Guinea

Price: £6,995.00

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George III Third Bust Third Guinea

Price: £640.00

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James II (1685-88) 1687 Gold Guinea Second Bust

Price: £13,738.00

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George III Guinea Set
SOLD OUT

Price: £4,495.00

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