Two Pounds 1893, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Two Pounds 1893, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinTwo Pounds 1893

Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint London No mint mark 52,985 (52985)
Sydney Mint Letter S unknown
Obverse

Crowned bust of Queen Victoria facing left, veiled and draped, wearing ribbon and Star of Garter; around, VICTORIA . DEI . GRA . BRITT . REGINA . FID . DEF . IND . IMP . T.B. the artist's initials, T.B. are below the bust.

Obverse Inscription VICTORIA . DEI . GRA . BRITT . REGINA . FID . DEF . IND . IMP .
Reverse

St. George on horseback holding short sword in right hand, wearing a flowing cape, helmet and boots; the horse rearing to right over fallen dragon which has a broken lance in its chest; the date, 1893 in the exergue. The mint mark (S for Sydney Mint or none for Royal Mint London) is in the ground above the middle of the date.

Reverse Inscription 1893
EdgeEdge Inscription
Notes

The Renniks Australian Coin and Banknote Guide 1965 says:

"The Sydney Mint struck gold Two Pound and Five Pound Gold Pieces for the years 1887, 1893 and 1902. No mintage figures are available for these Pieces, however at least fourteen 1887 Gold Pieces have been estimated to exist."

According to the Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1649 - 1971, "Probably not more than a dozen or so of each of the listed two and five pound gold coins [1887, 1893, 1902] were issued".

Sydney Mint two pound coins of 1893 are not listed in Krause or Spink catalogues.

Two Pounds 1893: Known varieties
Variety Proof FDC (Royal Mint London)
Mintage 773 (included in total)
Two Pounds 1893: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint Royal Mint London
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Mint Sydney Mint
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage Royal Mint London regular and proof mintage
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Proof (Royal Mint London)
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 1893: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
PeriodPound Sterling (pre-decimal) (1801 - 1971)
Coin TypeTwo Pounds (Pre-decimal)
Issued1893
MonarchQueen Victoria
EffigyPortrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head)
Face Value2 (x Pound)
Mintage52,985
CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Material0.9167 Gold
DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)
Mass (g)15.9761
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Two Pounds 1893: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Friedberg, Gold Coins of the WorldGreat Britain 253 (Royal Mint London)
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 786 (Royal Mint London)
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom3873 (Royal Mint London)