|There is only one obverse and one reverse design issued
for the guinea of William & Mary.
The reverse of the William & Mary guinea like the other
gold coins of this series was a totally a new design unlike
any before or after until George II and III. Instead of the
more traditional four shield design separated by four
sceptres it has all the shields in one ornamental shield or
garter with a single crown above.
The William & Mary guinea was minted every year from
1688 to 1694 and every year can be found with the
elephant and castle mark.
The Elephant and castle below bust donates that the gold
used came from the Africa Company.
No guineas were minted at local provincial mints.
|WILLIAM & MARY GUINEA
|William & Mary Guinea 1689-1694
(Obverse 1, Reverse 1)
|Elephant & Castle
|Courtesy of CNG
|1689-1694 Gold, 8.5 grams, 25mm Diameter.