This 1913 George V sovereign was minted in Perth Australia. Struck in 22 carat gold, this British sovereign feature Benedetto Pistrucci's iconic engraving of St George and the Dragon.
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Sovereigns were used as currency in many countries throughout the British Empire in 1913. This was the second year that George V sovereigns were issued. An uneasy peace reigned over Europe in 1913, making this gold coin a particularly interesting sovereign to collect.
The obverse bears the George V effigy by Australian designer Bertram Mackennal, his initials B.M. are in the truncated neck. The coin bears the inscription:
GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT:OMN:REX F.D.IND:IMP:
The reverse of the coin shows Benedetto Pistrucci's engraving of St George and the Dragon. The year date and the engraver's initials are in exergue. The P mint mark in the ground below the dragon shows that the sovereign was minted in Perth, Australia.
|Alloy||22 carat gold|
|Actual Gold Weight||0.2354 troy ounce|
|Obverse Designer||Bertram MacKennal|
|Reverse Designer||Benedetto Pistrucci|
|Obverse Grade||Reverse Grade||Price||Availability|
|02 January 2019||gVF||gVF||£354.70|
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