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World Coins and Tokens

World Coins and Tokens

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World Coins and Tokens, Great Britain, George III, pattern two pounds, 1820, ANNO REGNI LX, raised lettered edge, laur. head r., rev. St. George and the dragon (S.3784; W&R.179), certified and graded by NGC as Proof 64 Ultra Cameo, but the famous motifs engraved by Pistrucci and touched up by William Wyon remain vivid with gold lustre and shimmering mint frost, the highest-graded example
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 St. George slaying the dragon was modified by William Wyon to remove the broken lance from the saint’s hand, replacing it with a sword. On this size coin, the designs seem most perfectly set, with the broad plain, reflective field around each motif. A glorious example of this coinage era.




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