The obverse has the portrait of the Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley. The reverse omits the denomination ‘TWO POUNDS’, so this has been incorporated into the obverse and is shown at the bottom.

The reverse by Anthony Smith shows the spade shaped Royal Arms, very similar to the design that appeared on the ‘spade’ guineas of George III. The edge quote is attributed to Stephen Kemble (1809). The gold guinea was introduced in 1663 and was the main gold denomination until it was replaced by the sovereign in 1817.

The edge reads: WHAT IS A GUINEA? ‘TIS A SPLENDID THING

2013 Golden Guinea

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