George III Gold Guineas
At least seven different types of half guinea were issued for George III, from 1762 to 1813, including the well-known spade (or spade ace) version.
Guineas - Brief History
As the history of the half guinea is closely linked to that of the guinea, we will not repeat it here.
Honi soit qui mal y pense
Half guineas produced from 1801 - 1813 feature a crowned shield with a garter running around the edge. The garter inscription reads "honi soit qui mal y pense", latin for "shame be to him who thinks evil of it".
This text appears on the 1817 sovereign also. It is the motto of the Order of the Garter, which is the highest order of chivalry in the UK.
Read more about it here.
George III Half Guineas For Sale
Prices & Availability
The prices quoted in the US $ column may be out of date due to currency fluctuations.
Date||Description||Grade||Availability||Price £||Price $
1794||Fifth Head, Spade Shaped Shield||As Shown||Yes||£Ask||$Ask
1806||Seventh Head, Shield in Garter||EF||Yes||£Ask||$Ask
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Shield in Garter on Reverse of 1806 George III Half Guinea. The garter inscription reads "honi soit qui mal y pense".
Seventh Head on Obverse of 1806 George III Half Guinea
Collectors Gold Coin Index
Half Guineas Index Page
Fifth Head on Obverse of 1794 George III Half Guinea
Spade Shaped Shield on Reverse of 1794 George III Half Guinea.