Two Pounds 1831 (Proof only), Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Two Pounds 1831 (Proof only), Coin from United Kingdom (demonetised 1971)
CoinTwo Pounds 1831 (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.

The next issue of two pounds was 56 years later, in 1887.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage225
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Obverse
United Kingdom / Two Pounds 1831 (Proof only) - obverse photo

Bare head of William IV facing right; incuse on truncation of neck the artist's initials WW (William Wyon); around, GULIELMUS IIII D:G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:

Obverse Inscription GULIELMUS IIII D:G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Reverse
United Kingdom / Two Pounds 1831 (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 Duchy of Brunswick and Luneberg at the centre; at base, the collar of the Garter; around below, ANNO 1831.

Reverse Inscription ANNO 1831
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
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All (13) coins of type: Two Pounds (Pre-decimal)
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Two Pounds 1831 (Proof only): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Coin TypeTwo Pounds (Pre-decimal)
Issued1831
MonarchKing William IV
EffigyKing William IV - Portrait by William Wyon
Face Value2 (x Pound)
Total Mintage225
CurrentNo; demonetised 1971
Material0.9167 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Mass15.976 g
OCC IDXYRV-PEVR-CGPQ-EDQG
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Two Pounds 1831 (Proof only): Photos
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Proof Coin - 2 Pounds, William IV, Great Britain, 1831
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Notes: Shield, arms of King William IV (1831 only).
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Proof Coin - 2 Pounds, William IV, Great Britain, 1831
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Notes: King William IV (1831).
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Great Britain 1831 2 pounds
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