Guinea coins were minted in the between 1663 and 1813. It was the first English machine-struck gold coin, originally worth one pound sterling, equal to twenty shillings; but rises in the price of gold caused the value of the guinea to increase, at times to as high as thirty shillings; from 1717 till 1816, its value was officially fixed at twenty-one shillings. Following that, Great Britain adopted the gold standard and guinea became a colloquial term.
The name came from the Guinea region in West Africa, where much of the gold used to make the coins originated. Although no longer circulated, the term guinea survives in some circles, notably horse racing, and in the sale of rams, to mean an amount of one pound and one shilling (21 shillings) or one pound and five pence in decimalised currency. The name also forms the basis for the Arabic word for the Egyptian pound, as a sum of 100 qurush (i.e., one pound) was worth approximately 21 shillings at the end of the 19th century.
What are Guinea coins worth?
Guinea coins still capture the imagination of most coin collectors who dream of finding a hoard of these beautiful golden coins. It is a particularly attractive coin and one that few coin collectors will ever actually own (not least due to the ever rising value of gold which is putting many rare gold coins out of the reach of coin collectors).
Please see below for guinea coins current value information.
Guinea coins for sale
1699 King William III Great Britain Gold Five 5 Guineas Coin
1701 King William III Great Britain Gold Fine Work Five 5 Guineas Coin
1741 King George II Great Britain Gold Five 5 Guineas Coin
1683 2 King Charles II Great Britain Gold Five 5 Guineas Coin
1691 King William and Queen Mary Great Britain Gold Five 5 Guineas Coin
1688 King James II Great Britain Gold Five 5 Guineas Coin
RARE 1687 FIVE GUINEAS FIRST BUST BRITISH GOLD COIN FROM JAMES II aEF
RARE 1687 FIVE GUINEAS SECOND BUST BRITISH GOLD COIN FROM JAMES II GVF+
1701 England Gold Guinea Coin S 3463 NGC XF Details Surface Hairlines AKR
1992 Equatorial Guinea 15000 7000 Francos 900 Gold Coins 999 Silver Coins
Heavy 22K 18K GOLD Link Bracelet w 5 1950 GOLD SAUDI GUINEAS Coins 8 696g
1698 GUINEA 2nd BUST BRITISH GOLD COIN FROM WILLIAM III GVF+
2017 EQ GUINEA DONALD TRUMP INAUGURAL G5000F GOLD COIN NGC PF70 UCAMEO RARE
2016 17 GB 2 Coin Gold Guinea Sovereign Bicentennial Proof Set SKU177798
2017 DONALD TRUMP 45th PRESIDENT EQ GUINEA NGC PF 70 5000 FRANCOS GOLD COIN
2016 2017 Bicentennial Sovereign Guinea Proof Gold 2 Coin Set only 100 made
1733 GUINEA BRITISH GOLD COIN FROM GEORGE II VF GVF
DONALD TRUMP 1 Oz 9999 Gold Coin PERFECT NGC PF70 UC Equatorial Guinea 5000 Fr
RARE 1894 German New GUINEA 5 Mark silver coin NGC AU
1714 GOLD GREAT BRITAIN GUINEA QUEEN ANNE XF COIN