from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An English gold coin of the reign of Henry VIII., worth at the time 6s. 8d. The name George (derived from the figure of St. George on the obverse of the coin) was given it to distinguish it from the earlier English gold coins named nobles.


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