Values of Coins of England and Great Britain

('Coins of the UK')

by Tony Clayton


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

James II

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

William & Mary

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

William III

Year    F       VF      EF
1701    1800    3800    9000

Anne

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

George I

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

George II

Young head, first reverse

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

George III

1768    pattern         35000
1773    pattern         32500
1777    pattern         30000

Extracted from Coin News May 2012


Two Pounds


George III

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1820    pattern                 12500

George IV

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

William IV

1831    proof                   10000

Victoria

Jubilee Issue

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

Edward VII

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

George V

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1911    proof                   1500

George VI

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1937    proof                   1250

Extracted from Coin News February 2014


Elizabeth II

St.George reverse type

First Portrait

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1953    proof Ex rare

Second Portrait

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

Third (Maklouf) Portrait, St.George Reverse

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1985    proof                   500

Commonwealth Games Reverse

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1986    proof                   500

St George Reverse again

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1987    proof                   450
1988    proof                   450

Sovereign Anniversary Type

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1989    proof                   500

St George Reverse again

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

Fourth Portrait

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1998    proof                   525
2000    proof                   500
2002s   proof                   550
2003    proof                   550
2004    proof                   550
2005n   proof                   600
2006    proof                   575
2007    proof                   550
2008    proof                   550
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

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Decimal Two Pound coin values
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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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