This 1915 George V sovereign was minted in Melbourne, Australia and is struck in 22 carat gold. This British coin bears the St George and Dragon engraving on the reverse by Benedetto Pistrucci.
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Only 1,346,000 sovereigns were issued for circulation by the Melbourne branch mint in 1915.
A total of 27,652,715 British sovereigns with a nominal value of one pound were minted in 1915 for circulation by The Royal Mint in London and the three Australian branch mints; Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.
The obverse bears the left facing George V bare head bust by the sculptor, Bertram Mackennal. The letters B.M. are in relief in the truncation. The coin features the inscription GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT:OMN:REX F.D.IND:IMP:
St George and the Dragon by engraver, Benedetto Pistrucci features on the reverse of the coin. The date is under the design with small letters B.P. to the right. The mint mark, M, in the ground beneath the dragon denotes that the sovereign was minted in Melbourne, Australia.
|Weight / Size||Full|
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||0.235|
|Fineness / Carat||0.917 / 22|
|Obverse Designer||Edgar Bertram MacKennal|
|Reverse Designer||Benedetto Pistrucci|
|Issuing Monarch||George V (1910-1936)|
|Mint / Brand||Melbourne Mint|
|Obverse Grade||Reverse Grade||Price||Availability|
|VF||VF||£420.21||Out Of Stock|
|22 January 2018||aEF||aEF||£360.40|
|16 April 2019||EF||EF||£387.78|
|23 May 2019||EF||EF||£397.39|
|04 February 2021||VF||VF||£421.40|
|13 July 2021||EF||EF||£480.82|
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