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Gold Two Pounds

Two Pounds History

The first double sovereign (£2 coin), was issued in 1820 for George III, and is considered by some to be be a pattern coin. Under George IV, another gold two pound issue was made in 1823, and this included proof and circulation issues. In 1824, 1825, and 1826, more were issued, but only as proofs, The Coronation of William IV in 1831 saw another gold two pound proof being issued, but only as part of a 14 coin proof set. No gold two pounds were issued in the early part of Queen Victoria's reign, but for her Golden Jubilee in 1887, proof and circulation versions were issued, and this was repeated in 1893 with the introduction of her "Old Head coinage. The Coronation of Edward VII in 1902 saw the last time, and only the fourth time, that a gold two pound coin was issued for circulation; proofs were also issued in complete 13 coin sets. In 1911 and 1937, for the Coronations of George V and George VI, proof gold two pounds were also issued as part of sets.
In 1953, for the Coronation of Elizabeth II, a very small number of gold proof sets, including two pounds, are known to have been produced, but these were never made generally available, and we believe none have ever appeared on the open market. If we ignore this last coin, there are a total of 11 different dates of gold two pounds issued between 1820 and 1979, of which 4 dates were produced in circulation versions and quantities. From 1980, the Royal Mint began actively producing and marketing coins for collectors, and this has included gold two pounds, which are now issued every year.

Specifications

DenominationDiameterWeightAlloyAGW*
Two Pounds28.4015.980.9160.4708

Notes on Table

Weight = gross weight in grams.
*AGW = Actual intrinsic gold weight in troy ounces.

Ten Different Dates

We can offer a set of ten different dates of two pound coins - ideal for a collector.
Quantity Premium % Surcharge Rate Buy
1 10.00 £0.00 £5,114.00 Call to check availability

Our Choice of Date

Quantity Premium % Surcharge Rate Buy
1 10.00 £0.00 £512.00 Call to check availability

Specific Dates

Date

Description
Version
Mintage
Issue £
Stock
Price £
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1820 St George & Dragon
Pattern
 
£2
Wanted
£Ask
 
1823 St George & Dragon
Proof
 
£2
Wanted
£Ask
 
1823 St George & Dragon
Normal
 
£2
Wanted
£Ask
 
1824 St George & Dragon
Proof
 
£2
Wanted
£Ask
 
1825 St George & Dragon
Proof
 
£2
Wanted
£Ask
 
1826 St George & Dragon
Proof
450
£2
Wanted
£Ask
 
1831 St George & Dragon
Proof
225
£2
Wanted
£Ask
 
1887 St George & Dragon
Proof
797
£2
Wanted
£Ask
 
1887 St George & Dragon
Normal
91,000
£2
Ask
£Ask
 
1893 St George & Dragon
Proof
779
£2
Ask
£Ask
 
1893 St George & Dragon
Normal
52,000
£2
Ask
£Ask
 
1902 St George & Dragon
Proof
8,066
£2
Wanted
£Ask
 
1902 St George & Dragon
Normal
46,000
£2
Wanted
£Ask
 
1911 St George & Dragon
Normal
2,812
£2
Wanted
£Ask
 
1937 St George & Dragon
Proof
5,500
£2
Ask
£Ask
 
1980* St George & Dragon
Proof
10,000
N/A
Ask
£535.00
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1982* St George & Dragon
Proof
2,500
N/A
Ask
£535.00
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1983 St George & Dragon
Proof
13,000
£299.95
Ask
£582.00
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1983* St George & Dragon
Proof
13,000
N/A
Ask
£535.00
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1985* St George & Dragon
Proof
5,849
N/A
Ask
£535.00
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1986 Commonwealth Games
Proof
18,000
£299.95
Ask
£558.00
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1987 St. George & Dragon
Proof
14,000
£299.95
Ask
£582.00
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1988 St. George & Dragon
Proof
15,000
£299.95
Ask
£582.00
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1989 Sovereign 500th Anniversary
Proof
17,000
£
Ask
£895.00
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1989* Sovereign 500th Anniversary
Proof
17,000
N/A
Ask
£845.00
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1990 St. George & Dragon
Proof
12,000
£
Ask
£582.00
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1991 St. George & Dragon
Proof
5,000
£
Ask
£582.00
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1992 St. George & Dragon
Proof
3,000
£
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£582.00
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1993 St. George & Dragon
Proof
3,000
£
Ask
£582.00
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1994 Bank of England
Proof
1,000**
£
Ask
£698.00
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1994 Bank of England - Mule with Wrong Obverse
Proof
1,000**
£
Ask
£2,300.00
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1995 WW2 Dove of Peace
Proof
2,500
£295
Ask
£628.00
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1995 UN 50th Anniversary
Proof
5,000
£
Ask
£628.00
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1996* St. George & Dragon
Proof
 
N/A
Ask
£535.00
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1996 European Football Championship
Proof
2,098
£295
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£628.00
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1997 First Bi-metallic
Proof
2,500
£295
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£558.00
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1998* St. George & Dragon
Proof
 
N/A
Ask
£582.00
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1999* St. George & Dragon
Proof
 
N/A
Ask
£582.00
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1999 Bi-metallic Rugby World Cup
Proof
2,000
£
Ask
£582.00
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2000* St. George & Dragon
Proof
 
N/A
Ask
£582.00
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2001 Marconi
Proof
2,500
£295
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£558.00
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2002* Golden Jubilee, Shield
Proof
8,000
N/A
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£582.00
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2002 Commonwealth Games
Proof
315
£1,150
Ask
£2,417.00
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2003 DNA
Proof
2,500
£295
Ask
£605.00
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2004 Steam Engine
Proof
1,500
£325
Ask
£615.00
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2005* St. George & Dragon
Proof
 
N/A
Ask
£582.00
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2005 Guy Fawkes Gunpowder Plot
Proof
1,500
£325
Ask
£698.00
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2005 60th Anniversary End World War II St. Paul's Cathedral
Proof
3,500
£365
Ask
£558.00
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2006 Brunel The Man - Portrait
Proof
1,500
£365
Ask
£628.00
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2006 Brunel - Paddington Station
Proof
1,500
£365
Ask
£674.00
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2007 1707 Union of England and Scotland
Proof
750
£395
Ask
£698.00
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2007 Abolition of the Slave Trade
Proof
1,500
£ 
Ask
£651.00
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2008 Handover Ceremony
Proof
3,250
£535
Ask
£651.00
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2008 1908 London Olympiad Centenary
Proof
1,908
£525
Ask
£651.00
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2008 2008 Two Pound Two Coin Set
Proof
250
£ 
Ask
£1,300.00
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2009 Bicentenary of the Birth of Charles Darwin
Proof
1,000
£625
Ask
£651.00
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2009 250th Anniversary of the Birth of Robert Burns
Proof
1,000
£625
Ask
£651.00
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2010 100th Anniversary of the Death of Florence Nightingale
Proof
1,000
£650
Ask
£698.00
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2011 500th Anniversary of the launch of the Mary Rose
Proof
1,511
£?
Ask
£895.00
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2011 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible
Proof
1,000
£?
Ask
£698.00
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2012 200th Anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens
Proof
850
£995
Ask
£698.00
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2012 2016 Handover to Rio
Proof
1,200
£1,195
Ask
£1,075.00
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2013 350th Anniversary of the Guinea
Proof
Ask
£Ask
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£698.00
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2013 150th Anniversary of the London Underground - Train Design
Proof
Ask
£Ask
Ask
Ask
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2013 150th Anniversary of the London Underground - Logo Design
Proof
Ask
£Ask
Ask
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2013 150th Anniversary of the London Underground Two Coin Set
Proof
Ask
£Ask
Ask
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2014 Brilliant Uncirculated Double Sovereign
Brilliant Uncirculated
1,300
£Ask
Ask
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2014 100th Anniversary of the First World War Outbreak
Proof
825
£Ask
Ask
£Ask
 
2014 500th Anniversary of Trinity House
Proof
Ask
£Ask
Ask
£Ask
 
2015 800th Anniversary of The Magna Carta
Proof
100
£Ask
Ask
£Ask
 
2015 The Royal Navy First World War
Proof
900
£Ask
Ask
£Ask
 
2015 Definitive Britannia
Proof
500
£Ask
Ask
£Ask
 
2016 400th Anniversary of the Death of William Shakespeare
Proof
Ask
£Ask
Ask
£Ask
 
2016 The Army First World War
Proof
750
£Ask
Ask
£Ask
 
2016 350th Anniversary of the Great Fire of London
Proof
Ask
£Ask
Ask
£Ask
 

Notes

All the above coins are in their original box with a certificate, unless otherwise marked *.
* = No box or certificate. Only issued as part of a complete three or four coin gold proof set, hence no separate box or certificate. Sold at lower price than same coin complete with box and certificate.
1000** = Total Mintage, of which approximately 700 are normal type, and 300 are muled error type.

More Information

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Postage & Packing

UK Registered Post (Special Delivery) £9 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 $30, plus $1 per $1,000
Reverse of 1887 Two Pound Coin

Reverse of 1887 Two Pound Coin

Reverse of 1987 Two Pound Coin

Reverse of 1987 St George & Dragon Gold Proof Two Pound Coin

Reverse of 1996 European Football Championship Gold Proof Two Pound Coin

Reverse of 1996 European Football Championship Gold Proof Two Pound Coin

Reverse of 2003 DNA Gold Proof Two Pound Coin

Reverse of 2003 DNA Gold Proof Two Pound Coin

Reverse of 2009 Charles Darwin Gold Proof Two Pound Coin

Reverse of 2009 Charles Darwin Gold Proof Two Pound Coin

 


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