George IV, 1823 Gold Two Pounds
Obverse: Bare head facing left, tiny J.B.M. below truncation for the engraver Jean Baptiste Merlen, with Latin legend and toothed border surrounding: GEORGIUS IIII D:G: BRITANNIAR: REX F:D:
Reverse: St George and dragon right, W.W.P. below broken lance on ground-line for the Mint Master William Wellesley Pole, date (1823) in exergue, initials B.P. to upper right of exergue for the engraver Benedetto Pistrucci.
Edge engraved in raised letters: DECUS ET TUTAMEN. ANNO REGNI IV.
S.3798; Schneider 635; Marsh T6
An outstanding example of this first currency issue Gold Two Pounds with a superb cameo like portrait and proof like fields.
Has been graded and slabbed by NGC as MS 62 PL (Proof Like).
NGC Certification number: 6032077-002.
*The fact that this has graded Proof Like, attests to the quality of this example, as P L (Proof Like) is extremely scarce on this often-lower grade issue.
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