United Kingdom: Coin Twopence 1817 (Circulating) - detailed information

United Kingdom: Coin Twopence 1817 (Circulating)
CoinTwopence 1817 (Circulating)

There were two forms of twopence, the currency issue like this piece (with a duller surface), and a special piece for the Maundy Thursday ceremonies - both with numeral 2 on the reverse but the Maundy issues have a proof-like finish.

Apart from the surface quality, they are indistinguishable. For the purpose of completeness though, the Maundy coins are listed separately in the Non Circulating Legal Tender (NCLT) section.

MintRoyal Mint

Laureate head of King George III facing right; below, the date 1817; around, GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA.

Obverse Inscription GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA 1817

At centre a numeral 2 with a large crown above; around, BRITANNIARUM REX FID: DEF: (the top of the crown divides the legend).

Reverse Inscription 2 BRITANNIARUM REX FID: DEF:
Edge InscriptionNone

Spink only lists Maundy coins in this year.

Twopence 1817 (Circulating): References to Information Used
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Royal Mint Bullion
Royal Mint Bullion
Twopence 1817 (Circulating): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
PeriodPound Sterling (pre-decimal) (1801 - 1971)
Coin TypeTwopence (Circulating)
MonarchKing George III
EffigySmall Head
Face Value2 (x Penny)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Material0.925 silver
DesignerJean Baptiste Merlen
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
Size (mm)13
Mass (g)0.9400
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Twopence 1817 (Circulating): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 669