||George III gold Proof "Rose" Guinea 1774, S-3728, WR-95 (rare), beveled plain edge, 4th laureate head, PR65 Cameo NGC. A piece struck to denote the first year of this mature portrait bust of King George. It is considered more elegantly engraved and more detailed in higher relief than the 5th Bust, or "Spade" guinea, type. Brilliant surfaces. The well-known, large die-bulge appears on the reverse field at about 4:00 near the legend; other smaller die-bulges or heavy die-rust patches also occur. While there is some evidence of handling over the years, very few pieces are known in unimpaired state.
Realized $11,750.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.