Circulating mintage: 2,990,000
Years of issue:
12 - Common
The Golden Guinea, associated with the gentleman, gentility and good taste was last struck in 1813, before it was replaced with the sovereign in 1817. The coin earned its name from the West African country where much of the gold used in its production was mined from. This is the first time the Royal Mint has used one coin to commemorate another, with the reverse featuring an interpretation of the original 'Spade Guinea' design.
Edge Inscription: WHAT IS A GUINEA? ‘TIS A SPLENDID THING