This is a 1911 George V sovereign from Canada. The coin features the "C" mintmark on the reverse.
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In 1911, sovereigns were issued at the Royal Mint, London, and at Melbourne, Perth and Sydney in Australia, and also Ottawa in Canada. George V reigned from 19101 to 1936 with sovereigns issued from 1911 to 1932. He acceded the throne on May 6th 1910 following the death of his father Edward VII. George V's portrait did not feature until 1911 as all British coins dated 1910 continued to use Edward's portrait.
There are two types of sovereign for George's reign, generally referred to as the first, large portrait and the second, smaller portrait. The Canada Mint in Ottawa only struck gold sovereigns for ten years between 1908 and 1919. All these sovereigns are rare with some dates being extremely rare. The Ottawa Mint opened on January 2nd 1908 originally set up to coin the gold, which had only been discovered in British Columbia and the Yukon, into gold sovereigns. The Mint still operates today and is known as The Royal Canadian Mint. The mintmark for the Ottawa Mint is denoted by a C and can be found on the ground above the centre of the date.
The obverse features the new bust of George V , the large portrait, by the designer Bertram Mackennal. The Kings bare head is facing left and the letters B.M are at the bottom of the truncation.
The reverse features the familiar and beautiful design by Benedetto Pistrucci, originally engraved about 1817, of St George mounted on a horse slaying the dragon.
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