Twopence 1817 (Circulating), Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Twopence 1817 (Circulating), Coin from United Kingdom (demonetised 1971)
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 Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown
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Obverse

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

Obverse Inscription GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA 1817
Reverse

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:
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Spink only lists Maundy coins in this year.

Twopence 1817 (Circulating): References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
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Twopence 1817 (Circulating): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Coin TypeTwopence (Circulating)
Issued1817
MonarchKing George III
EffigyKing George III - Small Laureate Head
Face Value2 (x Penny)
Mintageunknown
CurrentNo; demonetised 1971
Material0.925 silver
DesignerJean Baptiste Merlen
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)13
Mass (g)0.9400
OCC IDWLGV-BELD-CMAD-EMPX
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Twopence 1817 (Circulating): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 669