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 (.9167)
Weight 15.98 g
Diameter 28 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 701,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Sp# 3799
  • Emma Howard (editor); 2020. Coins of England & the United Kingdom: Pre-Decimal Issues (55th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781912667536.
  • Geoff Kitchen (editor); 2020. Coins of England & the United Kingdom: Decimal Issues (6th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781912667215.

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

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