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Coin: Twopence 1843 (Circulating)

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)
Year1843 CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Mintage903,000 (903000)
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 903,000 (903000)
Material0.925 silver DesignerJean Baptiste Merlen
MonarchQueen Victoria EffigyPortrait by William Wyon (Young head)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)13 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)0.9400

Bare head of Queen Victoria facing left, wearing ribbon in hair (effigy by William Wyon known as the "Young Head"); around, VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:.

Obverse inscription VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:

At centre within an open oak wreath; the numeral 2; above, crown; the numeral dividing the date 1843.

Reverse inscription

2 1843

EdgePlain Edge inscription



Not listed in Remick or Spink.

Twopence 1843 (Circulating): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 729
Twopence 1843 (Circulating): References to Information Used
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mint
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage
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List of all (6) coins of type: United Kingdom / Twopence (Circulating)
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