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Coin: Two Pounds 1831 (Proof only)
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.

The next issue of two pounds was 56 years later, in 1887.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Face value2 (x Pound) TypeTwo Pounds (Pre-decimal)
Year1831 CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Mintage225 (225)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 225 (225)
Material0.9167 Gold Designer
MonarchKing William IV EffigyPortrait by William Wyon
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)15.9761
Obverse

Bare head of William IV facing right; incuse on truncation of neck the artist's initials WW (William Wyon); around, GULIELMUS IIII D:G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:

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

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 Duchy of Brunswick and Luneberg at the centre; at base, the collar of the Garter; around below, ANNO 1831.

Reverse inscriptionANNO 1831
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Two Pounds 1831 (Proof only): Photos
Two Pounds 1831 (Proof only): Photo Proof Coin - 2 Pounds, William IV, Great Britain, 1831
Proof Coin - 2 Pounds, William IV, Great Britain, 1831
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Two Pounds 1831 (Proof only): Photo Proof Coin - 2 Pounds, William IV, Great Britain, 1831
Proof Coin - 2 Pounds, William IV, Great Britain, 1831
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Two Pounds 1831 (Proof only): Photo Great Britain 1831 2 pounds
Great Britain 1831 2 pounds
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Two Pounds 1831 (Proof only): Photo Great Britain 1831 2 pounds
Great Britain 1831 2 pounds
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Two Pounds 1831 (Proof only): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Friedberg, Gold Coins of the WorldGreat Britain 240
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 718
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom3828
Two Pounds 1831 (Proof only): References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage
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Two Pounds 1831 (Proof only): Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Proof Coin - 2 Pounds, William IV, Great Britain, 1831 Great Britain 1831 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)