• 1914 Gold Sovereign George V London 22266
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  • 1914 Gold Sovereign George V London 22266
  • 1914 Gold Sovereign George V London 22265
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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.

Photographs shown may not be the actual coin and may differ in terms of grade, die numbers, design flaws and other minor details.

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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



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:


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


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
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aEFaEF£634.44Out Of Stock
gVFaEF£626.54Out Of Stock
gVFgVF£581.57In Stock
VFVF£550.37In Stock
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Date Obverse Reverse Price
25 November 2016 aEF aEF £353.81
06 September 2017 gVF aEF £364.87
22 May 2018 gVF gVF £341.17
10 December 2018 gVF gVF £347.02
10 November 2019 VF VF £372.24
25 March 2020 aEF aEF £474.89
29 June 2020 gVF gVF £477.64
29 November 2020 gVF gVF £449.20
06 December 2020 gVF gVF £456.73
15 February 2021 gVF gVF £438.24
09 March 2021 gVF gVF £414.28
12 June 2021 VF VF £417.07
23 July 2021 VF VF £413.03
24 October 2021 gVF gVF £435.87
07 January 2022 VF VF £414.72
21 March 2023 VF VF £477.62
25 May 2023 aEF aEF £536.60
02 January 2024 aEF aEF £553.78
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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. 

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.

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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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 under £1500 there is no additional fee.
  • Orders over £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. 

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