Detailed information about Coin: Two Pounds 1893 from United Kingdom
|Country||United Kingdom||Currency||Pound Sterling (pre-decimal)|
|Face value||2 (x Pound)||Type||Two Pounds (Pre-decimal)|
|Year||1893||Current||No (demonetised 1971)|
|Material||0.917 Gold||Designer||Benedetto Pistrucci|
|Monarch||Queen Victoria||Effigy||Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled head)|
|Production technology||Milled (machine-made)||Shape||Round|
|Size (mm)||Thickness (mm)|
Crowned bust of Queen Victoria facing left, veiled and draped, wearing ribbon and Star of Garter; around, VICTORIA . DEI . GRA . BRITT . REGINA . FID . DEF . IND . IMP . T.B. the artist's initials, T.B. are below the bust.
|Obverse inscription||VICTORIA . DEI . GRA . BRITT . REGINA . FID . DEF . IND . IMP .|
St. George on horseback holding short sword in right hand, wearing a flowing cape, helmet and boots; the horse rearing to right over fallen dragon which has a broken lance in its chest; the date, 1893 in the exergue. The mint mark (S for Sydney Mint or none for Royal Mint London) is in the ground above the middle of the date.
The Renniks Australian Coin and Banknote Guide 1965 says:
"The Sydney Mint struck gold Two Pound and Five Pound Gold Pieces for the years 1887, 1893 and 1902. No mintage figures are available for these Pieces, however at least fourteen 1887 Gold Pieces have been estimated to exist."
According to the Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1649 - 1971, "Probably not more than a dozen or so of each of the listed two and five pound gold coins [1887, 1893, 1902] were issued".
Sydney Mint two pound coins of 1893 are not listed in Krause or Spink catalogues.
|Proof (Royal Mint London)||773 (included in main number)|
|Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World||Great Britain 253 (Royal Mint London)|
|Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins||Great Britain KM# 786 (Royal Mint London)|
|Spink/Seaby, Coins of England and the United Kingdom||3873 (Royal Mint London)|
|Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins||1971||Mint||Royal Mint London|
|Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values||1965||Mint||Sydney Mint|
|Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins||1971||Mintage||Royal Mint London regular and proof mintage|
|Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins||1971||Varieties||Proof (Royal Mint London)|
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