1820 LX George III Proof Two Pounds

Item Reference: C190006690 In Stock Share
George III (1760-1820), proof two pounds, 1820, lettered edge, laureate head right, reverse St. George and the dragon (S.3784; W&R.179). Good extremely fine, lightly cleaned and brushed with some scuffs.…
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£22,750.00

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Description

George III (1760-1820), proof two pounds, 1820, lettered edge, laureate head right, reverse St. George and the dragon (S.3784; W&R.179). Good extremely fine, lightly cleaned and brushed with some scuffs. As such this a very affordable example of such an extremely rare pattern.

Companion piece to the pattern 5 pounds of this date, this denomination also exists with either plain or raised lettered edge, indicating the 60th and final year of this long reign. Original called a two-sovereigns, or double sovereign, only 60 pieces total were minted of both edge styles very shortly after the reign technically ended upon the king’s death. Pistrucci’s original design of Saint George slaying the dragon was modified by William Wyon to remove the broken lance from the saint’s hand, replacing it with a sword.

Specification

Period1760 - 1820
Date1820
Coin Group

British

Denomination

Two Pounds

Coin Ruler

George III

Country

England

Coin House

House of Hanover

Metal

Gold

ReferencesS.3784; W&R.179

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