Spade Guinea Coined by George III, Obverse

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“A guinea coined by George III during the period 1787-99. It is now so called because the shield of arms on the reverse has the shape of the spade of playing cards.” —Whitney, 1889

The obverse of the coin carries George III’s profile.


William Dwight Whitney, PhD, LLD The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language (New York, NY: The Century Co., 1895) 5791


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