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

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

1777

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designed by

Richard Yeo

(British, 1720-1779)

Gold

Diameter: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)

Weight: 44.888 g (1.58 oz.)

The Norweb Collection 1969.211

Location

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A pattern piece, this coin was not made for circulation.

Description

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.

See also
Collection: 
MED - Numismatics
Department: 
Medieval Art
Type of artwork: 
Coins
Medium: 
Gold
Credit line: 
The Norweb Collection

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