Buy 1918 George V Bombay mint sovereign
Authenticated and graded by our expert numismatists, this George V sovereign was struck in the Bombay mint in India. This 22 carat gold coin bears the iconic St George and the Dragon engraving by Benedetto Pistrucci.
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Bombay Mint, India
The Indian Mint at Bombay only struck gold sovereigns for one single year 1918. This makes the 1918 I Sovereign a favourite with coin collectors.
The rarity of a date is not quite in proportion to the mintage figures. Many are thought to have been melted down, some dates being affected more than others.
With any single-date issue such as the 1918-I sovereign, there is high demand as a type coin in addition to demand for it as a date. This applies to mint marks as well as design types, so there is, for example, more demand for the Bombay India mint sovereigns of 1918 than for any of the other mintmarks of that year.
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.
The reverse bears the engraving of St George and the Dragon by Italian sculptor, Benedetto Pistrucci. The I mint mark in the ground above the date shows that the coin is minted in Bombay, India.
|Alloy||22 carat gold|
|Actual Gold Weight||0.2354 Troy oz|
|Obverse Designer||Bertram Mackennal|
|Reverse Designer||Benedetto Pistrucci|
|Obverse Grade||Reverse Grade||Price||Availability|
|gFine||gFine||£371.97||Out of Stock|
|aEF||aEF||£554.20||Out of Stock|
|Fine||Fine||£284.40||Out of Stock|
|29 June 2017||VF||VF||£350.39|
|13 July 2017||VF||VF||£345.10|
|12 January 2018||aVF||aVF||£367.23|
|27 February 2018||aVF||aVF||£359.91|
|21 March 2018||Fine||Fine||£244.28|
|25 April 2018||aVF||aVF||£361.48|
|02 June 2018||VF||VF||£358.26|
|04 June 2018||VF||VF||£358.54|
|06 June 2018||VF||VF||£357.49|
|06 June 2018||VF||VF||£357.50|
|13 June 2018||VF||VF||£358.96|
|14 June 2018||VF||VF||£360.73|
|18 June 2018||VF||VF||£357.28|
|19 June 2018||VF||VF||£357.74|
|20 June 2018||VF||VF||£357.84|
|21 June 2018||VF||VF||£354.77|
|21 June 2018||VF||VF||£354.59|
|23 June 2018||VF||VF||£355.11|
|24 June 2018||VF||VF||£355.16|
|29 June 2018||aEF||aEF||£514.00|
|30 June 2018||VF||VF||£352.83|
|02 July 2018||VF||VF||£351.79|
|18 October 2018||gVF||aEF||£496.45|
|08 November 2018||gFine||gFine||£322.76|
|06 February 2019||gVF||gVF||£493.52|
|03 July 2019||aVF||aVF||£414.69|
|21 November 2019||aVF||aVF||£417.56|
|25 November 2019||aVF||aVF||£416.81|
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