Twopence 1820 (Circulating), Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Twopence 1820 (Circulating), Coin from United Kingdom (demonetised 1971)
CoinTwopence 1820 (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

Laureate head of King George III facing right; below, the date 1820; around, GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA.

Obverse Inscription GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA 1820

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

Spink only lists Maundy coins in this year.

Twopence 1820 (Circulating): References to Information Used
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
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Twopence 1820 (Circulating): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Coin TypeTwopence (Circulating)
MonarchKing George III
EffigySmall Head
Face Value2 (x Penny)
Total Mintageunknown
CurrentNo; demonetised 1971
Material0.925 silver
DesignerJean Baptiste Merlen
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
Size (mm)13
Mass (g)0.9400
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Twopence 1820 (Circulating): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 669