Two Pounds 1826 (Proof only), Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Two Pounds 1826 (Proof only), Coin from United Kingdom (demonetised 1971)
CoinTwo Pounds 1826 (Proof only)

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.

This coin was issued as Proof FDC only this year, not for general circulation.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage450
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Obverse
United Kingdom / Two Pounds 1826 (Proof only) - obverse photo

Bare head of King George IV facing left; around, GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA; below, 1826.

Obverse Inscription GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA 1826
Reverse
United Kingdom / Two Pounds 1826 (Proof only) - reverse photo

Square topped shield on mantle, crowned; the shield is quartered with the arms of England (1 & 4), Scotland (2) and Ireland (3) with the crowned arms of the Dutch of Brunswick and Luneberg at the centre; around, BRITANNIARUM REX FID: DEF:

Reverse Inscription BRITANNIARUM REX FID: DEF:
EdgeEdge Inscription
Two Pounds 1826 (Proof only): Known varieties
Variety Piedfort Proof FDC
Mintage Issued: unknown. Rarity: R3 (Extremely Rare)
Two Pounds 1826 (Proof only): References to Information Used
All (13) Coins of Country: United Kingdom, Type: Two Pounds (Pre-decimal)
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Two Pounds 1826 (Proof only): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Coin TypeTwo Pounds (Pre-decimal)
Issued1826
MonarchKing George IV
EffigyPortrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen
Face Value2 (x Pound)
Total Mintage450
CurrentNo; demonetised 1971
Material0.9167 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Mass15.976 g
OCC IDKLBR-PORR-CVQY-OMNY
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