Great Britain £2 1823 George IIII PCGS Genuine - XF Details (98 - Damage)
PCGS Genuine - XF Details (98 - Damage)
917 ‰ ( 14.67 g fine)
The very first Double Sovereign was struck in 1820 under the reign of George III, but this coin was not struck for circulation purposes, so it is the 1823 Double Sovereign from the reign of George IV, that takes the honour of being the very first circulated Double Sovereign in history.
The next £2 circulated Sovereign that was produced was in 1887, a gap of 64 years, a perfect illustration of how rare the early £2 denominations are.