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2 Pounds - George IV Shield reverse

Features

Country United Kingdom
King George IV (1820-1830)
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1824-1826
Value 2 Pounds = Double Sovereign (2)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Gold (.917)
Weight 15.98 g
Diameter 28 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 701,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Sp# 3799
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Obverse

Uncrowned portrait of King George IV left, legend around, date below.

Lettering:
GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA
· 1826 ·

Translation: George the Fourth by the Grace of God

Engraver: William Wyon

William Wyon RA, was official chief engraver at the Royal Mint from 1828 until his death.

Reverse

Crowned shield of arms and mantle, legend around.

Lettering: BRITANNIARUM REX FID: DEF:

Translation: King of the Britains Defender of the Faith

Engraver: Jean Baptiste Merlen

Edge

Inscribed

Comments

The standard weight of a double sovereign was 320/623 troy ounce (246.5 grains). The pure gold content was 226 2/623 grains (14.6448 g).

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1824  Proof
1825  Proof
1826  450 Proof

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Catalog United Kingdom 2 Pounds - George IV (Shield reverse)