• 1918 Gold Sovereign George V Bombay NGC Graded Slabbed
    Reverse
  • 1918 Gold Sovereign Coin George V Bombay - NGC Graded MS61
    Obverse MS61
  • 1918 Gold Sovereign George V Bombay - NGC Graded MS62
    Obverse MS62
  • 1918 Gold Sovereign Coin George V Bombay Mint - NGC Graded MS63
    Obverse MS63
  • India 1918 Gold Sovereign Coin George V Bombay - NGC Graded MS64
    Obverse MS64
  • 1918 Gold Sovereign Coin India George V Bombay - NGC Graded MS64+
    Obverse MS64+
  • 1918 Gold Sovereign Coin India George V Bombay - NGC Graded AU58
    Obverse AU58
  • 1918 Gold Sovereign George V Bombay NGC Graded Slabbed
  • 1918 Gold Sovereign Coin George V Bombay - NGC Graded MS61
  • 1918 Gold Sovereign George V Bombay - NGC Graded MS62
  • 1918 Gold Sovereign Coin George V Bombay Mint - NGC Graded MS63
  • India 1918 Gold Sovereign Coin George V Bombay - NGC Graded MS64
  • 1918 Gold Sovereign Coin India George V Bombay - NGC Graded MS64+
  • 1918 Gold Sovereign Coin India George V Bombay - NGC Graded AU58
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1918 Gold Sovereign Coin George V Bombay - NGC Graded

These 1918 Bombay Mint George V Sovereign coins are independently graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) in the United States.

We are able to offer several grades ranging from AU-58 to MS-64+. You can scroll through the photographs to see each respective grade.

Each coin is struck from 22 carat gold (0.9167 fineness) and features Benedetto Pistrucci's iconic St George and the Dragon design on the reverse. 

A distingushing feature of the Bombay Mint sovereigns is the "I" mintmark for India, which is visible underneath the dragon in the ground.

Photographs shown may not be the actual coin and may differ in terms of grade, die numbers, design flaws and other minor details. Contact us if you require a photograph prior to purchase.

from £400.99

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Totals are approximate until metal prices are confirmed on the next LBMA fix.

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Bombay Mint, India

In December 1917,  The Royal Mint established its fifth branch mint in Bombay as part of the wartime effort, but only struck gold sovereigns with one year date - 1918. The First World War had seen British shipping being the target of German attacks, which put Britain's gold in South Africa at risk during transit. The Mint opened an Indian branch in order to circumvent this danger.

With the war coming to an end in late 1918, The Royal Mint no longer had a need for an Indian branch, so closed its operations in Bombay in April 1919.

Rarity

1918 sovereigns are a favourite with coin collectors and are highly sought after.

Mintage figures are not quite in proportion to the rarity of a particular sovereign. Many coins are believed to have been melted down or discarded, with some dates being affected more than others.

With there only being a single year of Bombay Mint sovereigns, it has created a sense of demand for it as a type coin in addition to demand for it because of its year date.

Mintage Figures

Mint mark Mint Mintage
C Ottawa, Canada 106,570
I Bombay, India 1,294,372
M Melbourne, Australia 4,809,493
S Sydney, Australia 3,716,000
P Perth, Australia 3,812,884
  Total 13,739,319

Obverse

The obverse features the coinage portrait of George V. He is shown with a bare head, facing left.

The design was created by renowned Australian designer, Bertram Mackennal.

Reverse

The reverse bears the engraving of St George and the Dragon by Italian sculptor, Benedetto Pistrucci.

The "I" mint mark is shown on the ground above the date.

Specification

MetalGold
Diameter22.05mm
Weight / SizeFull
Gold Weight Troy Ounces0.235
Fineness / Carat0.917 / 22
Mintage Figure1,294,372
Date1918
Obverse DesignerEdgar Bertram MacKennal
Reverse DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
Issuing Monarch George V (1910-1936)
Mint / BrandBombay Mint
CountryUnited Kingdom
Price List
ObverseReversePriceAvailability
AU-58AU-58ASKIn Stock
MS-61MS-61£400.99In Stock
MS-62MS-62£461.09In Stock
MS-63MS-63£476.09In Stock
MS-64MS-64£506.09In Stock
MS-64+MS-64+£800.99Out Of Stock
Sold Prices
Date Obverse Reverse Price
10 June 2022 MS-64+ MS-64+ £802.24
Terms & Delivery

Terms of Sale - Key Points

You can find more information on payment and identification requirements.

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.

Full delivery information can be found by clicking here.

Postal 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 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.