2016 marks the 200th anniversary of the end of the Guinea era. This bicentenary issue of five gold proof coins is a celebration of this iconic coin paying homage to the historical designs found on the last circulating Guineas and interpreted using 21st century polishing and frosting techniques.
At the height of The East India Company’s trade, the Guinea remained the official currency, underpinning much of its growth and influence in the colonies. Just as the Sovereign was to reign at home, so the Guinea dominated the Golden Age of the Colonies.
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