1809 AEF George III Gold Third Guinea. George III's long reign was marked by a series of military conflicts involving his kingdoms, much of the rest of Europe, and places further afield in Africa, the Americas and Asia. Early in his reign, Great Britain defeated France in the Seven Years' War, becoming the dominant European power in North America and India. In 1776 the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, the 13 American colonies severed their political connections to Great Britain.
In 1795 Eleventh Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. A series of wars against revolutionary and Napoleonic France, over a twenty-year period, finally concluded in the defeat of Napoleon in 1815. To the left King George III in armour, Queen Charlotte Console to King George III below. Spink 3737 AEF 1808 George III Gold Third. Nice looking coin, much nicer than the pictures suggest with some nice mint lustre.The S2967 refereed to on the ticket the old Seaby classification number. Ken Humphris collection, see below. Ken was an eclectic collector (who collected) a very wide variety of material from ancients to modern with an interesting overseas offering.
However the collection does contain many items in solid and better grades and some instances the eye appeal is superior to the technical grade. The collection also contains rare issues we have not offered before especially in the Guinea section. Ken Humphris is now 98 and his son Clive has kindly provided us with some reflections on his fathers coin collecting. Dads interest in coins was first ignited through another interest of his, namely, antique furniture. In 1975 a second-hand antique dealer, who occasionally contacted Dad when he had something of interest for Dad, said he had something different for him to look at.This time it was not a piece of furniture but rather an unusual thin English silver penny. (Dad couldnt remember the name of the coin). This sparked a fascination in coins for Dad which came from the fact that old coins represented great history and its value came from its age. Dad learnt so much from his English collection including being able to recite the Kings and Queens of England from way back much to the delight of his children. He corrected Mum and I many times for getting the royal succession wrong! As a chartered surveyor and successful real estate proprietor, he attended and liked going to property auctions. Hours upon hours in his home office he would pour over his coins in the evenings after work with magnifying glass and coins books at the ready. The same second-hand dealer that procured the English penny also provided Dad with the start of his Abyssinian collection which were all hammered. Dad became interested in how they were produced and so his collection was broadened. Dads passion for coins did not start in his childhood but when he was 55 years old.
His only childhood memory of coins was putting a coin on the tram line where it got thoroughly flattened. Now at the age of 98 years and now an antique himself he confesses, his family thinks with great age comes great value. Check out my investment coins in my shop. 1793 EF George III Gold Guinea LCGS 60. 1795 GVF George III Gold Guinea CGS 50.
1800 UNC Third Guinea Ex-Michael Gietzelt Collection LCGS 80. 1804 GEF George III Gold Third Guinea CGS 65. 1810 AUNC George III Gold Third Guinea CGS 70. 1851 Victoria Sovereign LCGS 65. 1856 AU Sovereign CGS 70.
1893 UNC Queen Victoria Proof Sovereign CGS 78. The item "1808 AEF Historic George III Gold Third 3rd Guinea Coin Ex-Humphris Collection" is in sale since Sunday, March 29, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins\Coins\British\Early Milled (c. The seller is "goldguineas" and is located in Torquay. This item can be shipped worldwide.