George III, Hanover King 1760-1820
Young Bust with long periwig; reverse, crowned shield of arms with date split at top. Plain edge. The royal shield contains the Hanover leaping stallion in its fourth quadrant, first used during the reign of George II, but here we see it perhaps more boldly displayed than in any other coin. Large gold coins were fading from use at this time in history, being replaced by paper checks for larger commercial and bank-to-bank transactions. An era was ending. One of the great treasures of the Tyrant Collection.
A splendid example of one of the rarest coins of this denomination in the entire English series, graced by delicate reddish gold toning.