1912 George V Sovereign minted in Sydney, Australia. This British coin features the classic St George and Dragon reverse by Italian engraver, Benedetto Pistrucci.
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In 1912, sovereigns were issued at The Royal Mint, London, and at branch mints in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney in Australia. The combined mintage from all of the mints was 39,292,322, of which, 2,227,000 were struck in Sydney. This coin was issued for circulation and is struck in 22 carat gold.
The obverse of the 1912 gold sovereign features the left facing bare head portrait of King George V. There are two types of portrait which feature on George V sovereigns; the large and the small head. This portrait is the large head. Designed by Bertram Mackennal whose initials are set in the truncated neck. The legend on the coin reads GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT:OMN:REX F.D.IND:IMP:
The reverse of the 1912 gold sovereign features the beautiful design by Benedetto Pistrucci. This engraving of St George mounted on a horse slaying the dragon with his sword it is one the most iconic coin designs in the world. The initials B.P. feature to the right of the year. You can identify the Sydney mint by the S mint mark above the date.
|Alloy||22 carat gold|
|Actual Gold Weight||0.2354 Troy oz|
|Obverse Designer||Bertram Mackennal|
|Reverse Designer||Benedetto Pistrucci|
|Obverse Grade||Reverse Grade||Price||Availability|
|19 April 2021||VF||VF||£401.81|
|11 May 2021||gVF||gVF||£433.94|
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