Two Pounds 1823, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Two Pounds 1823, Coin from United Kingdom (demonetised 1971)
CoinTwo Pounds 1823

The reform of 1817 terminated all guinea-denominated issues in favour of the sovereign. Large size gold issues resumed for the first time since the 1750's, but the two and five pound pieces were minted mostly for presentation.

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Obverse
United Kingdom / Two Pounds 1823 - obverse photo

Bare head of King George IV facing left; below in small lettering the artist's initials, I.B.M. (J. B. Merlin); around, GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F:D:

Obverse Inscription GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Reverse
United Kingdom / Two Pounds 1823 - reverse photo

St. George wearing helmet and cape on horseback attacking to right, with a sword, a dragon, the dragon has a broken lance in its side; in exergue at right in small lettering the artist's initials, B.P. (Benedetto Pistrucci); in exergue, 1823.

Reverse Inscription 1823
EdgeInscribedEdge InscriptionDECUS ET TUTAMEN ANNO REGNI IV
Two Pounds 1823: Known varieties
Variety Proof FDC
Mintage Issued: unknown
Variety Proof FDC, no I.B.M.
Mintage Issued: unknown. Rarity: R3 (Extremely Rare)
Details

No designer's initials I.B.M. (for J.B.M.) under neck truncation on obverse.

Two Pounds 1823: References to Information Used
All (13) Coins of Country: United Kingdom, Type: Two Pounds (Pre-decimal)
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Two Pounds 1823: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Coin TypeTwo Pounds (Pre-decimal)
Issued1823
MonarchKing George IV
EffigyPortrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen
Face Value2 (x Pound)
Total Mintageunknown
CurrentNo; demonetised 1971
Material0.9167 Gold
DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Mass15.976 g
OCC IDYAPV-ZOYR-CAWY-ELMD
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