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1914 Gold Sovereign George V London

This 1914 George V gold sovereign coin was struck at The Royal Mint in London. This 22 carat gold British coin bears the famous St George and Dragon reverse by Benedetto Pistrucci.

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In 1914, sovereigns were issued at The Royal Mint, London, the Australian branch mints in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney and also Ottawa in Canada. 

11,501,117 George V London mint gold sovereigns were issued for circulation but many of them were handed back to the government when a call went out for people to exchange their gold coins for treasury notes to help fund the war effort of the First World War.

You can tell that a George V sovereign is minted in London by the omittance of a letter above the date on the reverse of the coin. Coins minted in Sydney, Perth, Melbourne and Canada show the first letter of the mint where the coin was issued in the ground below the dragon.

 

Mint mark Mint Mintage
C Ottawa, Canada 14,900
L London 11,501,117
M Melbourne, Australia 2,012,029
P Perth, Australia 4,815,996
S Sydney, Australia 1,774,000
  Total 20,118,042

 

Obverse

This 1914 sovereign was issued by the London mint, the obverse of the coin features a portrait of George V engraved by Australian designer, Bertram Mackennal. His initials B.M. are in relief in the truncated neck. The obverse bears the legend GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT:OMN:REX F.D.IND:IMP:

Reverse

The reverse features an engraving of St George slaying a dragon designed by Italian engraver, Bendetto Pristrucci.

Specification

Diameter 22.05mm
Weight 7.9881g
Alloy 22 carat gold
Fineness 0.916
Actual Gold Weight 0.2354 Troy oz
Obverse Designer Bertram Mackennal
Reverse Designer Benedetto Pistrucci
Mint London
Mintage 11,501,117
Finish Uncirculated
Terms of Sale

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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 gold 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

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 £9. 

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 +44 1253 343 081 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.

 

Postage 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 < £1000 there is no additional fee

Orders > £1000 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1000 we apply a £1 fee. 

 

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