||Charles II gold Guinea 1682, S-3345, 4th Bust, Elephant & Castle hallmark, VF35 NGC. A rarity in any grade. This piece shows evidence of having been used in commerce for a considerable period of time, as the wear is quite evident. The lightly toned surfaces are a bit rough but have no major marks. The distinctive hallmark, appearing beneath the royal portrait, was used on a number of gold denominations for some decades; its intention was to show that the gold specie used to make this coin originated in the colony of Guinea in Africa. Ex: ?Colonel? E.H.R. Green; Green Estate? Partnership of Eric P Newman / B.G. Johnson.
Realized $1,880.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.