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  • 1905 Gold Sovereign Edward VII Bare Head George WIlliam De Saulles The Royal Mint Obverse
  • 1905 Gold Sovereign Edward VII St George and The Dragon Benedetto Pistrucci The Royal Mint Reverse
  • 1905 Gold Sovereign Edward VII Bare Head George WIlliam De Saulles The Royal Mint Obverse
  • 1905 Gold Sovereign Edward VII St George and The Dragon Benedetto Pistrucci The Royal Mint Reverse
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1905 Gold Sovereign Edward VII The Royal Mint

The 1905 gold full sovereign features the bare head protrait of King Edward VII as designed by George WIlliam De Saulles, with Benedetto Pistrucci's St George and the Dragon being shown on the reverse. 

As sovereigns remained in circulation as pound coins until the first world war, most Edward sovereigns are quite worn. Many people put aside a few shiny new coins from the first year of a reign, but not as many of the following years get saved. This often makes the subsequent years of a reign more difficult to find in top grade. We usually have a selection of 1905 sovereigns in stock from different mints, and in different grades, at a variety of prices.

Photographs shown may not be the actual coin and may differ in terms of grade, die numbers, design flaws and other minor details. Contact us if you require a photograph prior to purchase.

from £458.35

(VAT Exempt)
Totals are approximate until metal prices are confirmed on the next LBMA fix.

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In 1905, The Royal Mint in London, and the Australian mints in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, all issued sovereigns. You can visit our Mints & Mintmarks page for further information.

1905 Sovereigns Mintage

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


As with many older sovereigns, availability can be quite variable, particularly in better condition. Often we come across small batches of sovereigns, all of a particular date and mintmark, so that we have an abundant supply while stocks last, then we may not see another similar batch for years.


All our coins are guaranteed genuine, and we try to grade reasonably conservatively. For customers ordering by post, we want you to be delighted when you receive your coin. We thrive on repeat business and recommendation.


The obverse bears the portrait of Edward VII designed by George William De Saulles and features the inscription



The reverse of the 1905 Edward VII sovereign displays Benedetto Pistrucci's engraving of St George and the Dragon. The date and the engraver's initials B.P. are in exergue.


Diameter 22.05mm
Weight 7.9881g
Alloy 22 carat gold
Fineness 0.916
Actual Gold Weight 0.2354 Troy oz
Obverse Designer George William De Saulles
Reverse Designer Benedetto Pistrucci
Mint The Royal Mint
Mintage 5,910,403
Original Finish Uncirculated
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VFVF£458.35In Stock
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Date Obverse Reverse Price
10 June 2020 VF VF £458.59
14 July 2021 VF VF £449.69
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Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their precious metal content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out. 

If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes, therefore some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.

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Delivery Information

We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows

Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £6. 
  • International - Royal Mail International Signed / Royal Mail International Tracked / Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed For. Items sent via this method will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £15.

Orders under £60

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail 2nd Class. Your order will normally arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery starts from £3.50.
  • International - Royal Mail International Standard. Your order will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £6.

If you wish to have your order sent by an alternative method (e.g., Saturday Guaranteed) please contact +441253343081 for more information. Please note, we will not dispatch high value orders over a bank holiday weekend.

For international delivery, please check with your local customs office for more information on custom duty and taxes.

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Postal Insurance

We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

  • Orders < £1500 there is no additional fee
  • Orders > £1500 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1500 we apply a £1 fee. 

If you require any assistance please do not hesitate to call the showroom on +441253343081 and one of our team can discuss your purchase. 

Related Blogs

If you would like to know more about the sovereign and the various designs featured across British coinage we recommend the following: 

King Edward VII (1901 - 1910)

Edward VII Sovereign Information

Sir Thomas Brock Engraver of Queen Victoria

William Wyon Engraver of the Victoria Young Head Portrait

Sculptors Artists & Engravers of British Coins