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Coin: Five Pounds 1820 (Pattern)

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

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Face value5 (x Pound) TypeFive Pounds (Pre-decimal)
Year1820 CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark unknown
Material0.9167 Gold Designer
MonarchKing George III EffigyPortrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate Head)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)36 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)39.9403

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

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
Proof FDC, plain edge 2, Rarity: R7 (Highest rarity possible, 3 or less examples known)
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
Five Pounds 1820 (Pattern): References to Information Used
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
Royal Mint Bullion
Royal Mint Bullion
List of all (11) coins of type: United Kingdom / Five Pounds (Pre-decimal)
Five Pounds 1820 (Pattern) Five Pounds 1826 (Proof only) Five Pounds 1831 (Pattern) Five Pounds 1839 (Proof only) Five Pounds 1887 Five Pounds 1893
Five Pounds 1902 Five Pounds 1911 (Proof only) Five Pounds 1937 Edward VIII (not released) Five Pounds 1937 (Proof only) Five Pounds 1953 (not released)