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Coin: Two Pounds 1823
Description

The reform of 1817 terminated all guinea-denominated issues in favour of the sovereign. Large size gold issues resumed for the first time since the 1750's, but the two and five pound pieces were minted mostly for presentation.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Face value2 (x Pound) TypeTwo Pounds (Pre-decimal)
Year1823 CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Mintageunknown
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark unknown
Material0.9167 Gold DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
MonarchKing George IV EffigyPortrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)15.9761
Obverse

Bare head of King George IV facing left; below in small lettering the artist's initials, I.B.M. (J. B. Merlin); around, GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F:D:

Obverse inscription GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Reverse

St. George wearing helmet and cape on horseback attacking to right, with a sword, a dragon, the dragon has a broken lance in its side; in exergue at right in small lettering the artist's initials, B.P. (Benedetto Pistrucci); in exergue, 1823.

Reverse inscription

1823

EdgeInscribed Edge inscription

DECUS ET TUTAMEN ANNO REGNI IV

Two Pounds 1823: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof FDC unknown
Proof FDC, no I.B.M. unknown, Rarity: R3 (Extremely Rare) (hover mouse for text)
Two Pounds 1823: Photos
Two Pounds 1823: Photo Great Britain 1823 2 pounds
Great Britain 1823 2 pounds
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Two Pounds 1823: Photo Great Britain 1823 2 pounds
Great Britain 1823 2 pounds
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Two Pounds 1823: Photo Coin - 2 Pounds, George IV, Great Britain, 1823
Coin - 2 Pounds, George IV, Great Britain, 1823
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Two Pounds 1823: Photo Coin - 2 Pounds, George IV, Great Britain, 1823
Coin - 2 Pounds, George IV, Great Britain, 1823
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Two Pounds 1823: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Friedberg, Gold Coins of the WorldGreat Britain 237
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 690
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom3798
Two Pounds 1823: 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 Proofs
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Two Pounds 1823: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Coin - 2 Pounds, George IV, Great Britain, 1823 Great Britain 1823 2 pounds - CoinFactsWiki
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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)