1893 British Gold £2 Old Head Coins
In 1893, the British coinage was redesigned, and Queen Victoria's portrait was altered into an older, veiled head. We buy and sell 1893 proof or uncirculated gold two pound pieces at competitive prices.
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.
1893 Gold Two Pounds
The 1893 gold two pounds was issued in proof and normal (non-proof) versions, as part of the design change to an older portrait. Queen Victoria is shown wearing a veil, as she was in mourning for her husband Prince Albert, who had died in the previous year. It is only one of three dates of gold two pound coin which was issued for general circulation, in addition to proof or pattern issues.
Two Pounds||28.40||15.98||0.4708||St George & Dragon
Notes on Table
Weight = gross weight in grams.
*AGW = Actual intrinsic gold weight in troy ounces.
Price & Availability
Date||Version||Mintage||Available||Grade||Price £||Price $
1893 Gold Two Pound||Proof||773||Wanted||FDC||£Ask||$Ask
1893 Gold Two Pound||Ordinary||52,000||Ask||EF||£Ask||$Ask
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Postage & Packing
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Obverse of 1893 Gold Two Pounds
Two Pounds Index
Two Pounds Information
Two Pounds For Sale
Reverse of 1893 Gold Two Pounds