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Coin: Two Pounds 1820 (Pattern)
Description

Pattern, minted in the very highest quality (FDC) only.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Face value2 (x Pound) TypeTwo Pounds (Pre-decimal)
Year1820 CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Mintage60 (60)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 60 (60)
Material0.9167 Gold DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
MonarchKing George III EffigyPortrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate Head)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)15.9761
Obverse

Laureate head of George III facing right; around, GEORGIUS III D:G: BRITANNIARUM REX F: D: 1820

Obverse inscription GEORGIUS III D:G: BRITANNIARUM REX F: D: 1820
Reverse

St. George, wearing a helmet and cape and holding a sword, on horseback attacking to right, below the front of the horse a fallen dragon; in small letters at right side of exergue line the artist's initials, B.P. (Benedetto Pistrucci); exergue plain.

Reverse inscription

(none)

EdgeInscribed Edge inscription

DECUS ET TUTAMEN. ANNO REGNI LX.

Two Pounds 1820 (Pattern): Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof FDC, plain edge unknown
Two Pounds 1820 (Pattern): Photos
Two Pounds 1820 (Pattern): Photo Coin - 2 Pounds, George III, Great Britain, 1820
Coin - 2 Pounds, George III, Great Britain, 1820
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Two Pounds 1820 (Pattern): Photo Coin - 2 Pounds, George III, Great Britain, 1820
Coin - 2 Pounds, George III, Great Britain, 1820
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
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Two Pounds 1820 (Pattern): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Friedberg, Gold Coins of the WorldGreat Britain 228 (Lettered edge) and 229 (Plain)
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# Pn82 (Lettered) and Pn81 (Plain)
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom3784
Two Pounds 1820 (Pattern): References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Varieties Proof FDC plain edge
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Two Pounds 1820 (Pattern): Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Coin - 2 Pounds, George III, Great Britain, 1820
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List of all (13) coins of type: United Kingdom / Two Pounds (Pre-decimal)
Two Pounds 1820 (Pattern) Two Pounds 1823 Two Pounds 1824 (Proof only) Two Pounds 1825 (Proof only) Two Pounds 1826 (Proof only) Two Pounds 1831 (Proof only)
Two Pounds 1887 Two Pounds 1893 Two Pounds 1902 Two Pounds 1911 (Proof only) Two Pounds 1937 Edward VIII (not released) Two Pounds 1937 (Proof only)
Two Pounds 1953 (not released)