George III 1798 Gold Guinea, Extremely Fine condition. Light surface marks, otherwise good extremely fine, attractive tone. This Guinea could well have witnessed the final humiliation of the British at the Battle of Yorktown, and might even have been handled by Major General Lord Cornwallis or one of his officers before General George Washington took control of the town, possible a real piece of history. George III, grandson of George II was born on 4 June 1738. He married Charlotte of Mecklenburg and they had nine sons and six daughters.
The French Revolution and the American War of Independence both happened in his long reign, the longest yet of any King. It was on the 4 July 1776 that Thomas Jefferson along with other members of Congress signed the Declaration of Independence, the birth of America. Also, the naval battle of Trafalgar and the Battle of Waterloo took place during his reign. Later in his reign, he was affected by what seems to be the mental disease porphyria, and the future George IV was appointed as regent. George III died at Windsor Castle on 29 January 1820.
The item "George III 1798 Gold Guinea, Extremely Fine condition" is in sale since Saturday, July 18, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins\Coins\British\Early Milled (c.The seller is "coinsaremything" and is located in South Brent. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.