Guinea coin – Very Fine condition | The Royal Mint

George III 1813 Military Guinea

Very Fine condition

  • Struck specifically for the Duke of Wellington’s army
  • One year issue
  • The very last year date Guinea to ever be struck
  • Very Fine condition
Price: £6,995.00
  • No Longer Available
  • Product code: HIS1813VFMG

The 1813 Guinea is the last year the denomination was struck for currency and represents a new design since the previous spade type Guinea some 14 years earlier. It was termed the military Guinea as it was produced to help pay the English soldiers advancing into France, and interestingly an extra 7,455 pounds weight of gold was minted in London this year into Anglo-Hanoverian Five Thaler pieces, for the use of the Kings electorate at Brunswick Luneberg in the process of being liberated by the British forces which occurred by 1815. A total of £519,722 worth of gold Guineas, Half-Guineas and Third-Guineas were struck in this calendar year which was the largest output since 1804, and there was no gold output at all in 1807 or 1812.

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