1718 George I Quarter (1/4) Guinea Extremely Fine. George I 1718 Quarter Guinea. George I (1714-27), gold Quarter Guinea, 1718, laureate head right, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, GEORGIVS. Crowned cruciform shields, incorporating the Arms of Hanover, sceptres in angles, garter star at centre, date either side of top crown, BRVN ET.
Edge diagonally grained, weight 2.09g MCE 277; S. The abbreviated Latin legends translate 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 as Duke of Brunswick and Luneberg, High Treasurer and Elector of the Holy Roman Empire.
In 1718 it was decided to strike a new gold coin equal to a quarter guinea to provide useful coin worth approximately the same as the five-shilling silver crown. The coin is a fine example of the mint's work, although a magnifying glass is needed to properly appreciate it. Please note that this one of two available.If you require any further details, please do not hesitate to contact me. This item is in the category "Coins\Coins\British\Early Milled (c. The seller is "pashi_48" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.