Imperial Coins

1813 Great Britain King George III Gold 'Military' Guinea VG-aFine

Struck specifically for the Duke of Wellington's army in 1813, this coin is the last British guinea ever struck.
These guineas were sent to the Duke of Wellington to assist in the purchase of supplies for his army as he battled Napoleon. 80,000 were struck to pay the Duke of Wellington’s army, then in the Pyrenees where the locals would accept only gold as payment. The coins were never released into circulation in Britain, although invariably some may have found their way back there. It is likely though that most were spent by Wellington in securing provisions for his army, and the European recipients to whom they were paid would most likely have melted them down for the value of the gold in them.
Struck from 22ct gold.
Grade: Very Good-About Fine

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