• 1916 Gold Sovereign George V Sydney 21296
  • 1916 Gold Sovereign George V Sydney 21297
  • 1916 Gold Sovereign George V Sydney 21296
  • 1916 Gold Sovereign George V Sydney 21297
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1916 Gold Sovereign George V Sydney

This 1916 George V sovereign was issued by the Sydney mint in Australia. This British 22 carat gold coin displays the classic engraving of St George and Dragon by Pistrucci on the reverse.

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 1916, British sovereigns were issued by The Royal Mint, London and by the branch mints Melbourne, Perth and Sydney in Australia and Ottawa, Canada. 1,242,000 gold sovereigns were minted for circulation in Sydney.


Mint mark Mint Mintage
C Ottawa, Canada 6,119
L London 1,554,120
M Melbourne, Australia 1,272,634
P Perth, Australia 4,096,771
S Sydney, Australia 1,242,000
  Total 8,171,644



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The obverse features the inscription GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT:OMN:REX F.D.IND:IMP: around a bare head portrait of King George V facing left. This bust was created by Australian designer, Bertram Mackennal.


The reverse of this 1916 gold sovereign features an engraving of St George and the Dragon designed by Benedetto Pistrucci. The S mint mark is set in the ground under the dragon. The year and the initials, B.P. are in exergue.


Diameter 22.05mm
Weight 7.9881g
Alloy 22 carat gold
Fineness 0.916
Actual Metal Weight 0.2354 Troy oz
Obverse Designer Bertram Mackennal
Reverse Designer Benedetto Pistrucci
Mint Sydney
Mintage 1,242,000
Finish Uncirculated
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EFEF£747.01In Stock
aEFaEF£726.91In Stock
gVFgVF£697.01In Stock
VFVF£529.24Out Of Stock
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Date Obverse Reverse Price
21 May 2018 VF VF £418.65
29 July 2019 EF EF £544.29
01 August 2020 VF VF £553.60
28 September 2021 VF VF £499.88
30 June 2023 VF VF £454.82
15 October 2023 VF VF £475.17
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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.