United Kingdom: Coin Twopence 1818 (Circulating) - detailed information

United Kingdom: Coin Twopence 1818 (Circulating)
CoinTwopence 1818 (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
Obverse
United Kingdom / Twopence 1818 (Circulating) - obverse photo

Laureate head of King George III facing right; below, the date 1818; around, GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA.

Obverse Inscription GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA 1818
Reverse
United Kingdom / Twopence 1818 (Circulating) - reverse photo

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:
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
Notes

Spink only lists Maundy coins in this year.

Twopence 1818 (Circulating): References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
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Twopence 1818 (Circulating): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
PeriodPound Sterling (pre-decimal) (1801 - 1971)
Coin TypeTwopence (Circulating)
Issued1818
MonarchKing George III
EffigySmall Head
Face Value2 (x Penny)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Mintageunknown
Material0.925 silver
DesignerJean Baptiste Merlen
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)13
Mass (g)0.9400
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Twopence 1818 (Circulating): Photos
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Coin - Twopence, George III, Great Britain, 1818
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Coin - Twopence, George III, Great Britain, 1818
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Twopence 1818 (Circulating): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 669