Spade Guinea Coined by George III, Reverse

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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


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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