• 1919 Gold Sovereign George V Australia Sydney Mint - NGC AU-58 Coin obverse
    AU-58 Grade Obverse
  • 1919 Gold Sovereign George V Australia Sydney Mint - NGC AU-58 Coin reverse
    AU-58 Grade Reverse
  • 1919 Gold Sovereign George V Australia Sydney Mint reverse
  • 1919 Gold Sovereign George V Australia Sydney Mint obverse
  • 1919 Gold Sovereign George V Australia Sydney Mint - NGC AU-58 Coin obverse
  • 1919 Gold Sovereign George V Australia Sydney Mint - NGC AU-58 Coin reverse
  • 1919 Gold Sovereign George V Australia Sydney Mint reverse
  • 1919 Gold Sovereign George V Australia Sydney Mint obverse
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1919 Gold Sovereign George V Australia Sydney Mint NGC Graded

These 1919 Gold Sovereign George V NGC Graded Coins were struck at the Royal Mint's branch mint, in Sydney, Australia. The coins have been slabbed and graded by numismatists at Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC).

This is a difficult coin to find with S mintmark considering mintage was 1,835,000 and given a normal rarity rating by Marsh. 

  • Struck at the Sydney Mint
  • NGC Graded
  • 22 carat gold / 0.9167 fineness
  • Contains 0.2354 troy ounce of the precious metal
  • Exempt from Capital Gains Tax & VAT
  • Displays the portrait of George V on the obverse, with St George and the Dragon on the reverse.
  • Weight: 7.98g
  • Diameter: 22.05mm

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

from £563.25

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History of the Gold Sovereign 

During the reign of King Henry VII, the gold sovereign emerged, weighing 15.55 grams, and containing 23 carats of gold. Its face value was 1 pound sterling, and it was minted until 1604.

When James I ascended to the English throne, he introduced a new sovereign coin to mark his accession. However, the following year, after proclaiming himself King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, he rebranded the sovereign as distinct twenty-shilling piece called the Unite.

The production of the sovereign coin, which had been halted for over 2 centuries, was revived in 1817 during the reign of King George III of Great Britain and Ireland. The modern sovereign maintains the same face value, but with a different weight of 7.9881 grams and a gold content of 22 carats.

Treaty of Versailles 1919

The coin was minted in 1919, coinciding with Germany's signing of the Treaty of Versailles. Under the treaty's provisions, Germany was compelled to pay a staggering £6.6 billion in reparations for the damages caused during World War I. Additionally, Germany was forced to reduce its army to a mere 100,000 soldiers, limit its battleship capacity, surrender land, and cease the production of armoured cars, tanks, submarines, airplanes, and poison gas. The League of Nations held Germany responsible for initiating the war and held them accountable for the extensive destruction that occurred between 1914 and 1918.


The obverse of the 1919 sovereign bears the portrait of King George V. This left facing bare head bust, with the letters B.M. in truncation, was created by Australian designer, Bertram Mackennal.


Benedetto Pistrucci's traditional St George and the Dragon design, which was first introduced in 1817, features on the reverse of the 1919 sovereign. His B.P. initials are set to the right of the date in exergue. The S mint mark denotes that the coin was struck in Sydney, Australia, this is located in the ground below the dragon.


Weight / SizeFull
Gold Weight Troy Ounces0.235
Fineness / Carat0.917 / 22
Mintage Figure1,835,000
Marsh Reference279
Obverse DesignerEdgar Bertram MacKennal
Reverse DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
Issuing Monarch George V (1910-1936)
Mint / BrandSydney Mint
CountryUnited Kingdom
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AU-58AU-58£563.25In Stock
MS-62MS-62£578.25In Stock
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Date Obverse Reverse Price
13 June 2024 AU-58 AU-58 £549.73
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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.

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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.

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