This 1919 George V sovereign was issued by the Melbourne branch mint in Australia. Struck in 22 carat gold, this British coin bears Benedetto Pistrucci's famous St George & Dragon engraving.
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In 1919, sovereigns were issued at The Royal Mint in London and the branch mints in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney in Australia and Ottawa, Canada.
The British gold sovereign has a face value of one pound and in Melbourne only 514,257 sovereigns were minted in 1919 for circulation.
The obverse bears a left facing bare headed portrait of King George V which was created by Australian engraver, Bertram Mackennal. The coin features an inscription GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT:OMB:REX F.D.IND:IMP: and the engraver's initials B.M. are located in the truncated neck.
The reverse of this 1919 gold sovereign features an engraving of St George on a horse slaying a dragon by Benedetto Pistrucci; one of the most popular coin designs in the world. The initial, M, located in the ground, indicates that the sovereign was minted in Melbourne.
|Alloy||22 carat gold|
|Actual Gold Weight||0.2354 Troy oz|
|Obverse Designer||William Wyon|
|Reverse Designer||Jean Baptiste Merlen|
|Obverse Grade||Reverse Grade||Price||Availability|
|aEF||aEF||£425.00||Out of Stock|
|gVF||gVF||£626.50||Out of Stock|
|07 May 2019||aEF||aEF||£425.00|
|20 June 2019||gVF||gVF||£513.75|
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