United Kingdom: Coin Type Two Pounds (Pre-decimal) - detailed information

United Kingdom: Coin Type Two Pounds (Pre-decimal) (issued 1820 - 1937)
Coin TypeTwo Pounds (Pre-decimal)

Obverse

Effigy of the monarch, legend.

Obverse Inscription
Reverse

Reverse Inscription
Edge
Edge Inscription
All Coins of Type: Two Pounds (Pre-decimal) (13)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Two Pounds 1820 (Pattern) 60 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate Head) GEORGIUS III D:G: BRITANNIARUM REX F: D: 1820
Two Pounds 1823 unknown Portrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Two Pounds 1824 (Proof only) unknown Portrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA 1824
Two Pounds 1825 (Proof only) unknown Portrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA 1825
Two Pounds 1826 (Proof only) 450 Portrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA 1826
Two Pounds 1831 (Proof only) 225 Portrait by William Wyon GULIELMUS IIII D:G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Two Pounds 1887 92,142 Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA D:G: BRITT: REG: F:D:
Two Pounds 1893 52,985 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA . DEI . GRA . BRITT . REGINA . FID . DEF . IND . IMP .
Two Pounds 1902 53,873 Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Two Pounds 1911 (Proof only) 2,812 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Two Pounds 1937 Edward VIII (not released) unknown Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget EDWARDVS VIII D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP.
Two Pounds 1937 (Proof only) 5,501 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP.
Two Pounds 1953 (not released) unknown Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH II DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REGINA F: D: +
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Two Pounds (Pre-decimal): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
From1820
To1937
Face Value2 (x Pound)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Material0.9167 Gold
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)
Mass (g)15.9761
Two Pounds (Pre-decimal): Photos
ImageDetails
Coin - 2 Pounds, George IV, Great Britain, 1823
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: St George (1820 - 1823, then 1887 - 1937).
Source
Great Britain 1826 2 pounds
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Author:
Notes: Shield, arms of King George IV (1824 - 1826).
Source
Proof Coin - 2 Pounds, William IV, Great Britain, 1831
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Shield, arms of King William IV (1831 only).
Source
Coin - 2 Pounds, George III, Great Britain, 1820
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: King George III (1820).
Source
Coin - 2 Pounds, George IV, Great Britain, 1823
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: King George IV, portrait by J. B. Merlin (1823).
Source
Great Britain 1826 2 pounds
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Author:
Notes: King George IV, portrait by William Wyon (1824 - 1826).
Source
Proof Coin - 2 Pounds, William IV, Great Britain, 1831
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: King William IV (1831).
Source
Pattern Coin - 2 Pounds, Proof Strike, New South Wales, Australia, 1887
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Queen Victoria, Jubilee head (1887).
Source
Coin - 2 Pounds, Edward VII, Great Britain, 1902
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: King Edward VII (1902).
Source
Proof Coin - 2 Pounds, George V, Great Britain, 1911
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: King George V (1911).
Source
Proof Coin - 2 Pounds, George VI, Great Britain, 1937
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: King George VI (1937).
Source