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Meaning of "spade guinea" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SPADE GUINEA

spade guinea play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SPADE GUINEA

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Spade guinea is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SPADE GUINEA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

spade guinea

Guinea (British coin)

The guinea is a coin that was minted in the Kingdom of England and later in the Kingdom of Great Britain and the United Kingdom between 1663 and 1814. 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 relative to silver caused the value of the guinea to increase, at times to as high as thirty shillings; from 1717 until 1816, its value was officially fixed at twenty-one shillings. Following that, Great Britain adopted the gold standard and guinea became a colloquial or specialised 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 or one pound and five pence in decimalised currency. The name also forms the basis for the Arabic word for the Egyptian pound الجنيه el-Genēh / el-Geni, as a sum of 100 Qirsh was worth approximately 21 shillings at the end of the 19th century.

Definition of spade guinea in the English dictionary

The definition of spade guinea in the dictionary is a guinea decorated with a spade-shaped shield, coined during the reign of George III.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SPADE GUINEA

spacy
SPAD
spadassin
spade
spade foot
spadefish
spadeful
spadelike
spademan
spader
spades
spadework
spadger
spadiceous
spadices
spadicifloral
spadille
spadix
spado
spadroon

WORDS THAT END LIKE SPADE GUINEA

British New Guinea
dulcinea
Dutch New Guinea
Equatorial Guinea
French Guinea
guinea
Gulf of Guinea
Mantinea
New Guinea
Papua New Guinea
perinea
Portuguese Guinea
Spanish Guinea
tinea
Trust Territory of New Guinea

Synonyms and antonyms of spade guinea in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «spade guinea» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SPADE GUINEA

Find out the translation of spade guinea to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of spade guinea from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «spade guinea» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

铲几内亚
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pala de indias
570 millions of speakers

English

spade guinea
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कुदाल गिनी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الأشياء بأسمائها الحقيقية غينيا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

лопата Гвинея
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pá Guiné
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কোদাল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bêche Guinée
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sekop
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Spaten Guinea
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

スペードモルモット
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

스페이드 기니
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Spade
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thuổng guinea
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மண்வெட்டி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कुदळ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kürek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

spade guinea
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

łopata świnka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

лопата Гвінея
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cazma Guineea
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φτυάρι χοιρίδια
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

graaf Guinee
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

spade guinea
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

spade guinea
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of spade guinea

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SPADE GUINEA»

The term «spade guinea» is used very little and occupies the 188.005 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about spade guinea

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SPADE GUINEA»

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NYINC Signature Auction
Fifth bust. ICG-graded AU55. Pleasing. Estimate: $500-$600 13610 George III Spade guinea 1798. S-3729. Fifth bust. Choice Uncirculated, lovely luster. Once in a while, a very choice and fully Mint State Spade guinea is seen on the market.
Ivy Press, Warren Tucker, Scott Cordry, James L. Halperin (editor), 2005
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Heritage World Coin Auction Long Beach, California #3005
Spade Guinea type with a wonderful portrait. Estimate: $400-$500 Starting Bid: $350. 21145 George III gold Spade Guinea 1788, KM609, About XF, strong portrait and a popular type. Estimate: $400-$450 Starting Bid: $200. 21 146 George III ...
Heritage Auctions, Inc.
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HWCA Heritage Auctions World Coin Long Beach, CA Auction ...
21077 George III gold Guinea 1798, S-3729, KM609, MS63 NGC, a superb example of the "Spade Guinea" type, fifth bust with spade shield reverse, about as exceptional as one can find. Estimate: $1,000-$1,250 Starting Bid: $500.
Heritage Numismatic Auction, Inc., Warren Tucker, 2009
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Heritage World Coin Auctions Long Beach Signature Auction ...
Est. 400-450 13478 George III Gold Spade Guinea 1791, Bust right/Crowned spade shaped shield, Fr-356, S-3729, KM609, lightly cleaned VF with light obverse scratches. Est. 300-350 13479 George III Gold Spade Guinea 1795, Bust  ...
Ivy Press, Warren Tucker, Scott Cordry, James L. Halperin (editor), 2005
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Heritage World Coin Auctions New York Auction Catalog #363
Spade Guinea 1794. 5th Laureate Head. S-3729. MS64 PCGS: Superb Choice Brilliant Uncirculated with gorgeous satiny surfaces, and a particularly beautiful obverse. Rare date in this series, too. In the cataloguer's opinion, the Spade ...
Ivy Press, Warren Tucker, Jeffery Zarit, James L. Halperin (Editor), 2004
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Notes and Queries
Does any reader of " N. & Q." know any other Norman font similarly ornamented ? Robert Askwith Taylor, M.A. Norton Malreward. Numismatic Query : thb " Spade" Guinea. — In what year was the "spade" guinea first coined ? Ruding engraves ...
‎1862
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HWCA Long Beach Signature Auction
Est. 350-450 13655 George III Gold Spade Guinea 1787, S-3729, KM609, VF30 ANACS. Est. 150-175 13656 George III Gold Spade Guinea 1795, S-3729, KM609, MS63 NGC. Fully brilliant and well stnick. Est. 800-1,000 . \. 13657 George III ...
Ivy Press, Warren Tucker, Scott Cordry and James L. Halperin (Editor), 2004
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The Pirate Primer: Mastering the Language of Swashbucklers ...
... “Long John Silver's Return to Treasure Island” 15:21) spade-guinea [spayeede gui'ea/guinee'er] gold English coin worth twenty-one shillings issued between 1787 and 1799, known as a “spade-guinea” for the spade-like shape of the shield ...
George Choundas, 2010
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A Miscellany of Men
I am not altogether idle myself; but the fact remains that the power is in the thin slip of metal we call the Spade Guinea, not in the strong square and curveof metal which wecall the Spade. And then I suddenly remembered that asIhad foundgold ...
G. K. Chesterton, 2014
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Time Traveller's Handbook: A Guide to the Past
A “spade guinea” had a spade-shaped shield on one side and the monarch's head on the other. Sovereign: An English gold coin worth 20 shillings, or one pound, it was first struck during the reign of Henry VII (1489), but was chosen as the ...
Althea Douglas, 2011

NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SPADE GUINEA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term spade guinea is used in the context of the following news items.
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2013 350th Anniversary of the Guinea £2 Coin
The unusual name for this coin came from the Guinea region in West Africa, ... by the heraldic shield of the Royal Arms used on the well-known Spade Guinea ... «Coin Update News, Dec 12»

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