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George

An English slang term for a coin bearing the image of St. George. Grose, in his Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, 1785, has, "George, a half-crown piece." See Decus (supra).

The English Guinea was popularly known as a "Yellow George." Robert Burns, in his Epistle to Rankine, 1784 (xii.), says, "An 'baith a yellow George to claim."


Source: Frey's Dictionary (American Journal of Numismatics, Vol. 50, 1916)
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