This 1922 sovereign was minted at the Perth mint. The "P" mint can be found at the bottom of the St George Reverse. The obverse show the "large head" portrait of George V.
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The Perth Mint in Australia started production of sovereigns in 1899, and minted 2,298,000 gold sovereigns for 1922. These coins are the most common mint mark for this year, The Sydney and Melbourne mintmarks are rare with only 578,000 minted in Sydney and 608,000 minted in Melbourne.
Not every date exists for gold sovereigns. The London mint stopped producing sovereigns after 1916, although a few 1917s were issued. From 1917, only the branch mints continued to issue sovereigns, and by 1922 only the three Australian mints in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth were issuing them. The Pretoria mint in South Africa did not come into production until 1923.
The 1922 Perth mint sovereign features the "large head" George V facing left. The Australian designer Edgar Bertram Mackennal, initials B.M appear in relief at the bottom of the truncation.
The reverse is the classic St George slaying the dragon with a sword, which was designed by Italian sculptor Benedetto Pistrucci. The icon design first featured on the gold sovereign in 1817.
|Weight / Size||Full|
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||0.235|
|Fineness / Carat||0.917 / 22|
|Obverse Designer||Edgar Bertram MacKennal|
|Reverse Designer||Benedetto Pistrucci|
|Issuing Monarch||George V (1910-1936)|
|Mint / Brand||Perth Mint|
|Obverse Grade||Reverse Grade||Price||Availability|
|25 August 2016||VF||VF||£338.67|
|28 September 2017||VF||VF||£326.85|
|23 October 2017||gVF||gVF||£345.83|
|16 November 2017||VF||VF||£330.29|
|25 April 2018||VF||VF||£325.28|
|06 May 2018||VF||VF||£331.39|
|19 November 2021||VF||VF||£534.09|
|14 January 2022||VF||VF||£518.91|
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