• 1917 Gold Sovereign George V Sydney 24719
  • 1917 Gold Sovereign George V Sydney 24720
  • 1917 gold full sovereign st george and the dragon reverse by benedetto pistrucci
    Graded gVF
  • 1917 gold full sovereign George V bare head portrait
    Graded gVF
  • 1917 Gold Sovereign George V Sydney 24719
  • 1917 Gold Sovereign George V Sydney 24720
  • 1917 gold full sovereign st george and the dragon reverse by benedetto pistrucci
  • 1917 gold full sovereign George V bare head portrait
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1917 Gold Sovereign George V Sydney

1917 George V sovereign struck in 22 carat gold and minted in Sydney, Australia. This British coin bears the classic Pistrucci engraving of St George and Dragon.

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

from £554.76

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In 1917, sovereigns were issued by The Royal Mint, London, and by the branch mints in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney in Australia and Ottawa, Canada. 

Only 7,784,344 British sovereigns were minted in this year, of which 1,666,000 were struck in Sydney.


Bertram Mackennal's bare head portrait of King George V is on the obverse of this 1917 sovereign. The coin bears the inscription GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT:OMN:REX F.D.IND:IMP: 


The reverse displays the St George and Dragon engraving designed by Benedetto Pistrucci in 1817. The Sydney mint mark, S, is set in the ground below the slain dragon. The year and the engraver's initials, B.P. are in exergue.


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 Sydney
Mintage 1,666,000
Finish Uncirculated
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gVFgVF£624.00In Stock
VFVF£554.76In Stock
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Date Obverse Reverse Price
01 July 2017 VF VF £325.98
18 July 2017 gVF gVF £341.34
15 April 2018 VF VF £324.40
25 April 2018 VF VF £325.38
25 May 2023 VF VF £478.25
30 June 2023 VF VF £462.12
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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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