1813 Great Britain Gold Half Guinea, King George III

$4,800.00 USD

This coin was particularly important as it was minted to pay the British armed forces during the Napoleonic Wars. The 1813 Half Guinea is often referred to as the 'Military' Guinea because it was used to pay soldiers who were reluctant to accept paper money at the time.

The obverse features the fifth laureate portrait of King George III facing right, with the inscription "GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA," meaning "George the Third by the Grace of God".

The reverse showcases a crowned quartered shield of arms in the shape of a spade, with the inscription "M B F ET H REX F D B ET L D S R I A T ET E," which translates to "King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, Duke of Brunswick and Lüneburg, Arch-Treasurer and Elector of the Holy Roman Empire".