Contains: 1/4 oz of .9999 fine Gold.
Grade: Brilliant Uncirculated.
Featuring historic “Rose Crown Shield”
The guinea was a coin of approximately one quarter ounce of gold that was minted in Great Britain between 1663 and 1814. The name came from the Guinea region in West Africa, where much of the gold used to make the coins originated.
It was the first English machine-struck gold coin, originally worth one pound sterling. Used throughout commerce all over the globe, it was a staple for the East India Company. It was reintroduced by St. Helena (a long time partner) as an investment vehicle. First introduced in the 1700’s, the Rose Gold Guinea were released as tributes to the reign of King George II. The front displays Queen Elizabeth II with the words “St Helena” above and “East India Company” below. Its backside depicts the royal coat of arms, with each quadrant representing the 4 Kingdoms of England. These coins, were finally reintroduced nearly four centuries later, as investment grade bullion.