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Coin: Two Pounds 1953 (not released)

None were released to the public.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Face value2 (x Pound) TypeTwo Pounds (Pre-decimal)
Year1953 CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
NameMintageMint mark
Royal Mint unknown No mint mark
Material0.917 Gold DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)15.9761

Laureate bust of Queen Elizabeth II right (by Mary Gillick). Around, ELIZABETH II DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REGINA F: D: +

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REGINA F: D: +

St George on horseback advancing to right wearing a helmet and cape and holding a sword; below horse, fallen dragon with lance in its side; below exergue line at right the artist's initials B.P. (Benedetto Pistrucci); in exergue, 1953.

Reverse inscription


Edge Edge inscription


Two Pounds 1953 (not released): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Friedberg, Gold Coins of the WorldGreat Britain 269
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# Pn137
Spink/Seaby, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4121
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Two Pounds 1953 (not released)