Values of Coins of England and Great Britain

('Coins of the UK')

by Tony Clayton


26 - Double Sovereign and Two Guineas


30s << : >> 50s and 60s

History of Two Guineas and Double Sovereign
Pictures of Two Guineas and Double Sovereign


Search by reign

Two Guineas
Charles II, James II, William & Mary, William III, Anne, George I, George II, George III

Two Pounds:
George III, George IV, William IV, Victoria, Edward VII, George V, George VI, Elizabeth II


It is stressed that the following prices are a guide only, and in UK pounds. They represent what you might have to pay a dealer, rather than what you might be able to sell them for.
I can take no personal responsibility for their accuracy, although every effort has been made to ensure that they have been copied correctly. In addition it should be noted that the price of gold coins is very dependent on the bullion value of gold.

Live bullion values may be available on my Bullion Value page.

The information has generally been taken from the UK monthly magazine Coin News, and is reproduced by the kind permission of
Token Publishing Ltd, PO Box 14, Honiton, Devon EX14 9YP, UK


Condition Grades

The headings F, VF, EF and Unc refer to the condition grades of the coins. A guide to evaluating grades is found on my UK Coin Values Index page.
Proof coins relatively often found are listed, but the absence of a mention does not mean that a proof of that year does not exist.


Double Sovereign (pre-Charles II, Hammered)


Values of hammered coins are not available.


Two Guineas


Charles II

First Bust

        Year    F       VF      EF 
2g      1664    1400    3250    8000
2g      1664el  1300    3200    7000
2g      1665    extremely rare
2g      1669    extremely rare
2g      1671    1700    4400    12000
2g      1673    extremely rare
Second Bust
2g      1675    1400    4000    8000
2g      1676    1100    4000
2g      1676ec  1400    3500    7500
2g      1677    1100    3500    7250
2g      1677ec  extremely rare
2g      1678/7  1400    3000    7000
2g      1678el  extremely rare
2g      1678ec  1400    3000    8000
2g      1679    1400    3500    7000
2g      1680    1400    3500    7500
2g      1681    1400    3000    7000
2g      1682    1400    3000    7000
2g      1682ec  1250    3700    7700
2g      1683    1250    3000    6500
2g      1683ec  1800    3500    9000
2g      1684    1400    3750    7500
2g      1684ec  1400    4000    8000
el: elephant below bust
ec: elephant and castle below bust

James II

        Year    F       VF      EF  
2g      1687    2000    4500    12000
2g      1688/7  2100    4750    14000

William & Mary

        Year    F       VF      EF
2g      1691ec  extremely rare
2g      1693    1100    3000    8000
2g      1693ec  1800    4500    12000
2g      1694/3  1600    4000    10000
2g      1694ec  1600    4000    10000
ec: elephant and castle below busts

William III

        Year    F       VF      EF
2g      1701    1800    3800    9000

Anne

        Year    F       VF      EF
2g      1709    1400    3200    8000
2g      1711    1300    3000    8000
2g      1713    1300    3000    7500
2g      1714/3  1450    3250    8000

George I

        Year    F       VF      EF
2g      1717    1200    2500    6000
2g      1720    1200    2500    6000
2g      1720/17 1300    2600    6500
2g      1726    1100    2500    6250

George II

Young head, first reverse

        Year    F       VF      EF
2g      1733    proof           28000
2g      1734/3  1300    3000    7500
Young head, second reverse
2g      1735    900     2000    5500
2g      1738    750     1350    2750
2g      1739yh  750     1350    2750
Intermediate head
2g      1739ih  800     1300    2750
2g      1740    800     1300    2750
2g      1740/39 850     1350    2800
Old head
2g      1748    800     1500    3500
2g      1753    850     1800    4250

George III

2g      1768    pattern         35000
2g      1773    pattern         32500
2g      1777    pattern         30000

Extracted from Coin News May 2012


Two Pounds


George III

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
2      1820    pattern                 12500

George IV

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
2      1823    750     1000    2000    3000
2      1824    proof ex rare
2      1825    proof ex rare
2      1826    proof                   12000

William IV

2      1831    proof                   10000

Victoria

Jubilee Issue

        Year      F       VF      EF      Unc
2      1887    500     650     850     1000
2      1887    proof                   1950
2      1887S   Ex rare
S: Sydney Mint
Old Head Issue
2      1893    650     850     1200    2000
2      1893    proof                   3000

Edward VII

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
2      1902    400     500     600     850
2      1902    proof                   1000
2      1902S   ex rare
S: Sydney Mint

George V

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
2      1911    proof                   1500

George VI

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
2      1937    proof                   1250

Extracted from Coin News February 2014


Elizabeth II

St.George reverse type

First Portrait

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
2      1953    proof Ex rare

Second Portrait

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
2      1980    proof                   500
2      1982    proof                   500
2      1983    proof                   450

Third (Maklouf) Portrait, St.George Reverse

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
2      1985    proof                   500

Commonwealth Games Reverse

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
2      1986    proof                   500

St George Reverse again

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
2      1987    proof                   450
2      1988    proof                   450

Sovereign Anniversary Type

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
2      1989    proof                   500

St George Reverse again

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
2      1990    proof                   500
2      1991    proof                   500
2      1992    proof                   500
2      1993    proof                   500
2      1996    proof                   500

Fourth Portrait

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
2      1998    proof                   525
2      2000    proof                   500
2      2002s   proof                   550
2      2003    proof                   550
2      2004    proof                   550
2      2005n   proof                   600
2      2006    proof                   575
2      2007    proof                   550
2      2008    proof                   550
2      2009    proof                   550
s: shield reverse
n: Noad reverse design

Values of Two Pound coins extracted from Coin News August 2010


Missing dates from 1994 onwards were issued in gold versions of the decimal commemorative two pound coins.

See links below for decimal two pound coins, and their gold versions.


Search by reign

Two Guineas
Charles II, James II, William & Mary, William III, Anne, George I, George II, George III

Two Pounds:
George III, George IV, William IV, Victoria, Edward VII, George V, George VI, Elizabeth II


Bullion Value

The lack of a value for a grade means that the coin is rarely found in that grade. The bullion value of double sovereigns on 10th March 2014 was about £366 (US$610). Current bullion values may be available on my Bullion Value page.


Links

30s << : >> 50s and 60s
Decimal Two Pound coin values
Post 1971 Gold coin values

History of Two Guineas and Double Sovereigns
History of Decimal Two Pounds
Pictures of Two Pounds and Guineas.
Pictures of Decimal Two Pounds.

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