Isaac Newton was appointed Warden of the Royal Mint in 1696 on the recommendation of Charles Montague, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and would go on to become Master of the Mint in 1699.
Generally regarded as one of the greatest Masters of The Royal Mint in our entire 1,100 year history, this coin was struck in the year that Newton passed away.
George I gold Guinea, 1726
Obverse - Fifth laureate head right, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, GEORGIVS D. G. M. BR. FR. ET. HIB. REX. F.D
Reverse - Crowned cruciform broad shields, incorporating the Arms of Hanover, ornamental sceptres in angles, garter star at centre, date either side of top crown, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, .BRVN ET. L. DVX S.R.I.A.TH ET. EL. edge obliquely grained,
The Latin legends translates as on the obverse "George, by the grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith" and on the reverse "Duke of Brunswick and Luneberg, High Treasurer and Elector of the Holy Roman Empire."
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