• 1905 Gold Sovereign Edward VII Melbourne 24686
  • 1905 Gold Sovereign Edward VII Melbourne 24685
  • 1905 Gold Sovereign Edward VII Melbourne 24686
  • 1905 Gold Sovereign Edward VII Melbourne 24685
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1905 Gold Sovereign Edward VII Melbourne

The 1905 Edward VII gold sovereign features Benedetto Pistrucci's engraving of St George slaying the dragon. This 22 carat gold coin was issued in Melbourne, Australia.

Photographs shown may not be the actual coin and may differ in terms of grade, die numbers, design flaws and other minor details.

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In 1905, sovereigns were produced by The Royal Mint in London and the Australian mints in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. Mint marks for the Australian branch mints are located on the ground below the dragon.


Mint mark Mint Mintage
L London 5,910,403
M Melbourne, Australia 3,633,838
S Sydney, Australia 2,017,000
P Perth, Australia 4,876,193
  Total 16,437,343



George William De Saulles designed the right facing portrait of Edward VII on the obverse of this British gold coin. The legend around the coin reads EDWARDVS VII D:G:BRITT:OMN:REX:F:D:IND:IMP:


Benedetto Pistrucci's engraving of St George killing a dragon features on the reverse of the 1905 Edward VII sovereign. The M mint mark of the Melbourne mint is located in the ground line. The year, 1905, and the Italian engraver's initials B.P. are situated in the field below.


Diameter 22.05mm
Weight 7.9881g
Fineness 0.916
Alloy 22 Carat Gold
Actual Gold Content 0.2354 Troy ounce
Obverse Designer George William De Saulles
Reverse Designer Benedetto Pistrucci
Mint Melbourne
Mintage 3,633,838
Finish Uncirculated
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gVFgVF£556.54In Stock
aVFaVF£516.54Out Of Stock
VFVF£531.54In Stock
FineFine£496.54Out Of Stock
aEFaEF£576.54Out Of Stock
Sold Prices
Date Obverse Reverse Price
09 March 2021 aVF aVF £393.71
20 May 2024 aEF aEF £581.36
10 June 2024 Fine Fine £476.79
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