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Coin: Two Pounds 1824 (Proof only)

Proof FDC only minted this year, not for general circulation.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Face value2 (x Pound) TypeTwo Pounds (Pre-decimal)
Year1824 CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Mintageunknown RarityR3 (Extremely Rare)
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark unknown
Material0.9167 Gold Designer
MonarchKing George IV EffigyPortrait by William Wyon (Bare Head)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)15.9761

Bare head of King George IV facing left; around, GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA; below, 1824.

Obverse inscription GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA 1824

Square topped shield on mantle, crowned; the shield is quartered with the arms of England (1 & 4), Scotland (2) and Ireland (3) with the crowned arms of the Dutch of Brunswick and Luneberg at the centre; around, BRITANNIARUM REX FID: DEF:

Reverse inscription


Edge Edge inscription


Extremely rare. Not listed in the Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1649 - 1971.

Two Pounds 1824 (Proof only): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# Pn88
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom3799
Two Pounds 1824 (Proof only): References to Information Used
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Mint
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List of all (13) coins of type: United Kingdom / Two Pounds (Pre-decimal)
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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)