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

United Kingdom: Coin Two Pounds 1820 (Pattern)
CoinTwo Pounds 1820 (Pattern)

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

MintRoyal Mint
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)
EdgeInscribed
Edge InscriptionDECUS ET TUTAMEN. ANNO REGNI LX.
Two Pounds 1820 (Pattern): Known varieties
Variety Proof FDC, plain edge
Mintage 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 Coins of Country: United Kingdom, 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 1820 (Pattern): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
PeriodPound Sterling (pre-decimal) (1801 - 1971)
Coin TypeTwo Pounds (Pre-decimal)
Issued1820
MonarchKing George III
EffigyPortrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate Head)
Face Value2 (x Pound)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Mintage60
Material0.9167 Gold
DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)
Mass (g)15.9761
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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