Two Pounds 1820 (Pattern), Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Two Pounds 1820 (Pattern), Coin from United Kingdom (demonetised 1971)
CoinTwo Pounds 1820 (Pattern)

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

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage60
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Obverse
United Kingdom / Two Pounds 1820 (Pattern) - obverse photo

Laureate head of George III facing right; around, GEORGIUS III D:G: BRITANNIARUM REX F: D: 1820

Obverse Inscription GEORGIUS III D:G: BRITANNIARUM REX F: D: 1820
Reverse
United Kingdom / Two Pounds 1820 (Pattern) - reverse photo

St. George, wearing a helmet and cape and holding a sword, on horseback attacking to right, below the front of the horse a fallen dragon; in small letters at right side of exergue line the artist's initials, B.P. (Benedetto Pistrucci); exergue plain.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgeInscribedEdge InscriptionDECUS ET TUTAMEN. ANNO REGNI LX.
Two Pounds 1820 (Pattern): Known varieties
Variety Proof FDC, plain edge
Mintage Issued: unknown
Two Pounds 1820 (Pattern): References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Varieties Proof FDC plain edge
All (13) coins of type: Double Sovereign (Pre-decimal)
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Two Pounds 1820 (Pattern): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Coin TypeDouble Sovereign (Pre-decimal)
Issued1820
MonarchKing George III
EffigyPortrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate Head)
Face Value2 (x Pound)
Total Mintage60
CurrentNo; demonetised 1971
Material0.9167 Gold
DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Mass15.976 g
OCC IDQBVY-XEWR-CVZW-OJZN
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Two Pounds 1820 (Pattern): Photos
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Coin - 2 Pounds, George III, Great Britain, 1820
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Two Pounds 1820 (Pattern): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Friedberg, Gold Coins of the WorldGreat Britain 228 (Lettered edge) and 229 (Plain)
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# Pn82 (Lettered) and Pn81 (Plain)
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom3784