Dec 8, 2009
Dec 8, 2009

Two Pound Piece: George IV (obverse); Shield of Arms (reverse)

Two Pound Piece: George IV (obverse); Shield of Arms (reverse)

1831

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engraved by

Jean Baptiste Merlen

(French, 1769–1850)

designed by

William Wyon

(British, 1795–1851)

Gold

Diameter: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)

Weight: 15.892 g (0.56 oz.)

The Norweb Collection 1969.216

Location

Did you know?

This is the largest gold coin issued during his brief reign.

Description

The two-pound piece in this reign was only struck as a pater in 1831. Again, as in the last reign, a limited number of proof sets were struck, and this coin was included in the sets. Since it never went into circulation it is properly called a pattern.

See also
Collection: 
MED - Numismatics
Department: 
Medieval Art
Type of artwork: 
Coins
Medium: 
Gold
Credit line: 
The Norweb Collection

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