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 Mintage450
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 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)
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 King Edward VIII by Thomas Humphrey Paget EDWARDVS VIII D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP.
Two Pounds 1937 (Proof only) 5,501 King George VI 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 1826 (Proof only): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
PeriodPound Sterling (pre-decimal) (1801 - 1971)
Coin TypeTwo Pounds (Pre-decimal)
Issued1826
MonarchKing George IV
EffigyPortrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen
Face Value2 (x Pound)
Mintage450
CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Material0.9167 Gold
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)
Mass (g)15.9761
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