1823 George IV Gold Two Pounds
For King George IV in 1823, a gold two pound coin was issued in sufficient quantities for circulation, as well as arare proof version.
Two Pounds History
For a brief history of British gold double sovereigns, and other two pound gold coins, please refer to our Two Pounds Information page.
Only in 1823, 1887, 1893, and 1902 were ordinary circulation types issued in addition to proof versions.
Jean Baptiste Merlen
The designer and engraver of the obverse of this £2 was Jean Baptiste Merlen, whose initials J.B.M. appear under the truncation of the neck.
The reverse is the very familiar St George and dragon design by Benedetto Pistrucci.
Alloy (Carats)|| 22|
Actual Gold Content (Grams)||14.63|
Actual Gold Content (Troy Ounces)||0.4707|
Notes on Table
Weight = gross weight in grams.
*AGW = Actual intrinsic gold weight in troy ounces.
Price & Availability
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Date||Version||Mintage||Available||Grade||Price £||Price $
1823 Gold Two Pound||Proof||Not Known||Wanted||FDC||£Ask||$Ask
1823 Gold Two Pound||Ordinary||Not Known||Sold||Almost Uncirculated||£Ask||$Ask
1823 Gold Two Pound||Ordinary||Not Known||Yes||EF||£1,975*||$3,160*
* Price Correct as of December 2011.
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Postage & Packing
UK Registered Post (Special Delivery) £8 per order, plus £1 per £1,000
EU Insured Post £10 per order, plus £1 per £1,000
USA Airmail $10,
Insured Shipping $20, plus $1 per $1,000
Canada Airmail $15,
Insured Shipping via Fedex $60, plus $1 per $1,000
Obverse of 1823 Gold Two Pound Coin
Two Pounds Index
Two Pounds Information
St George & Dragon on Reverse on 1823 Gold Two Pound Coin
Obverse of 1823 Gold Two Pound Coin - Ex mount
Two Pounds For Sale
Reverse on 1823 Gold Two Pound Coin - Ex mount