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Five guinea piece

Five guinea piece


Five guinea piece, made from Guinea gold. It was first issued in 1663 and was named after the coast of Guinea in Africa. Coins were often marked to show the source of the metal. Guineas have either the plume of feathers to show Welsh gold or an elephant with a castle on its back, the badge of the Royal Africa Company.

Date: 1663

Copyright: Copyright BCC Museum

Object ID:O. 4232

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