Definition of spade guinea in English:

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spade guinea


A guinea of George III’s reign with a spade-shaped shield on the reverse.
Example sentences
  • Note that the obverse is quite different from that of the spade guinea even though both picture George III.
  • As you rightly say, the imitation spade guineas dated 1797 were used as gaming counters.
  • During recent alterations a treasure trove of golden spade guineas were found beneath the hearth of the western fireplace in the lounge bar.

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