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Coin: Twopence 1818 (Circulating)
Description

There were two forms of twopence, the currency issue like this piece (with a duller surface), and a special piece for the Maundy Thursday ceremonies - both with numeral 2 on the reverse but the Maundy issues have a proof-like finish.

Apart from the surface quality, they are indistinguishable. For the purpose of completeness though, the Maundy coins are listed separately in the Non Circulating Legal Tender (NCLT) section.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Face value2 (x Penny) TypeTwopence (Circulating)
Year1818 CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Mintageunknown
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark unknown
Material0.925 silver DesignerJean Baptiste Merlen
MonarchKing George III EffigySmall Head
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)13 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)0.9400
Obverse

Laureate head of King George III facing right; below, the date 1818; around, GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA.

Obverse inscription GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA 1818
Reverse

At centre a numeral 2 with a large crown above; around, BRITANNIARUM REX FID: DEF: (the top of the crown divides the legend).

Reverse inscription

2 BRITANNIARUM REX FID: DEF:

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

Notes

Spink only lists Maundy coins in this year.

Twopence 1818 (Circulating): Photos
Twopence 1818 (Circulating): Photo Coin - Twopence, George III, Great Britain, 1818
Coin - Twopence, George III, Great Britain, 1818
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Twopence 1818 (Circulating): Photo Coin - Twopence, George III, Great Britain, 1818
Coin - Twopence, George III, Great Britain, 1818
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Twopence 1818 (Circulating): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 669
Twopence 1818 (Circulating): References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
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Museums Victoria: Coin - Twopence, George III, Great Britain, 1818
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List of all (6) coins of type: United Kingdom / Twopence (Circulating)
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