Five Guineas: George III (obverse); Shield of Arms (reverse)

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(British, 1720–1779)
Diameter: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)
Weight: 44.888 g (1.58 oz.)
Location: not on view
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A pattern piece, this coin was not made for circulation.


This is an extremely rare piece and one demonstrating the ability of the artist. Richard Yeo was appointed assistant engraver at the Royal Mint in 1749, chief engraver in 1775, and died in 1779. He was responsible for a large number of pattern pieces and for some of the currency coins of the period.
Five Guineas: George III (obverse); Shield of Arms (reverse)

Five Guineas: George III (obverse); Shield of Arms (reverse)


Richard Yeo

(British, 1720–1779)
England, George III, 1760-1820

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