United Kingdom: Coin Twopence 1843 (Circulating) - detailed information

United Kingdom: Coin Twopence 1843 (Circulating)
CoinTwopence 1843 (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

Bare head of Queen Victoria facing left, wearing ribbon in hair (effigy by William Wyon known as the "Young Head"); around, VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:.

Obverse Inscription VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Reverse

At centre within an open oak wreath; the numeral 2; above, crown; the numeral dividing the date 1843.

Reverse Inscription 2 1843
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
Notes

Not listed in Remick or Spink.

Twopence 1843 (Circulating): References to Information Used
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Twopence 1843 (Circulating): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
PeriodPound Sterling (pre-decimal) (1801 - 1971)
Coin TypeTwopence (Circulating)
Issued1843
MonarchQueen Victoria
EffigyPortrait by William Wyon (Young Head)
Face Value2 (x Penny)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Mintage903,000
Material0.925 silver
DesignerJean Baptiste Merlen
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)13
Mass (g)0.9400
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Twopence 1843 (Circulating): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 729