2020 Military East India Company Guinea® Gold Proof Coin
The ‘Military’ Guinea was struck specifically for the Duke of Wellington’s army searching for Napoleon in France. Locals in the Pyrenees insisted on payment in gold and so, this special Guinea was struck to pay for supplies and support resulting in its reference as the ‘military’ Guinea.
Minted and shipped directly to Wellington to aid his campaign, it is likely that recipients of the original 1813 Guinea melted them quickly to avoid being caught with them. Many believe that without this coin Wellington would not have had the resource to defeat Napoleon and indeed the Battle of Waterloo may never have taken place.
80,000 ‘military’ Guineas were minted for the Duke of Wellington’s troops were struck with gold largely melted down from The East India Company’s Mohur and Pagodas imported from India.
An ‘uncirculated’ coin, it is thought to be the rarest Guinea of King George III’s reign.
2020 Military Guinea Gold Proof
Finish Quality: Proof
Maximum Coin Mintage: 700 coins
Product Issue Limit: 500 coins
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