United Kingdom: Coin Five Pounds 1820 (Pattern) - detailed information

United Kingdom: Coin Five Pounds 1820 (Pattern)
CoinFive Pounds 1820 (Pattern)

Pattern, minted in the very highest quality (FDC) only.

MintRoyal Mint
Obverse

Laureate head of King George III facing right; around, GEORGIUS III D: G: BRITANNIARUM REX F: D: 1820; below the truncation of the neck in small letters PISTRUCCI.

Obverse Inscription GEORGIUS III D: G: BRITANNIARUM REX F: D: 1820
Reverse

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; in exergue at right in small letters PISTRUCCI.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgeInscribed
Edge InscriptionDECUS ET TUTAMEN. ANNO REGNI LX.
Five Pounds 1820 (Pattern): Known varieties
Variety Proof FDC, plain edge
Mintage 2
Rarity: R7 (Highest rarity possible, 3 or less examples known)
Five Pounds 1820 (Pattern): References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Mintage Proof FDC plain edge mintage
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Varieties Proof FDC plain edge
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Five Pounds 1820 (Pattern): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
PeriodPound Sterling (pre-decimal) (1801 - 1971)
Coin TypeFive Pounds (Pre-decimal)
Issued1820
MonarchKing George III
EffigyPortrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate Head)
Face Value5 (x Pound)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Mintageunknown
Material0.9167 Gold
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)36
Mass (g)39.9403
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Five Pounds 1820 (Pattern): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Friedberg, Gold Coins of the WorldGreat Britain 226 (Lettered edge) and 227 (Plain)
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# Pn84 (Lettered) and Pn83 (Plain)
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom3783