Silver coin; Denomination: Twopence (also known as a halfgroat)
Royal Mint, London
George III (1760-1820)
Grueber (p.151) considers these to be Maundy Money but Skingley (p.404-406) seems to only consider them to be Maundy issues if part of a Maundy set - 4d., 3d., 2d. and 1d all of the same date.
Laureate and draped bust of the King facing right; around, GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA
At centre a numeral 2 with a large crown above and the date 1800 below; around, MAG BRI FR ET HIB REX the top of the crown divides the legend.
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Type of item
14 mm (Outside Diameter), 1.009 g (Weight)
[Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink 3758 Pages