This 1923 sovereign was minted at the Perth mint in Australia. The "P" mint mark can be found at the bottom of St George reverse. The obverse Shows the "large head" portrait of King George V.
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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 1923 the only the tree Australian mints, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth were issuing them. The Pretoria mint in South Africa only came into production in 1923.The Perth mint produced 2,124 sovereigns for this year, Sydney minted 416, Melbourne minted 511,129 and Pretoria only issued 584 making these very rare.
The obverse of the 1923 Perth mint sovereign was designed by the Italian Artist Benedetto Pistrucci. His iconic design of St George slaying the dragon is portraying good over coming evil and has featured on the sovereign since 1817,
During King George V reign 1910 - 1936, there was only two portrait designs a "large head" and a "small head" the large head features on most years with the small head features on only four dates. Both portraits feature George V, bare head facing left with the legend GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT:OMN:REX F.D.IND:IMP:
|Weight / Size||Full|
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||0.235|
|Silver Weight Troy Ounces||0|
|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|
|EF||EF||£594.68||Add Stock Alert|
|16 October 2017||aEF||aEF||£456.33|
|25 October 2017||aVF||aVF||£351.79|
|16 November 2017||VF||VF||£393.29|
|06 May 2018||aVF||aVF||£354.28|
|24 April 2020||VF||VF||£541.02|
|13 June 2021||EF||EF||£609.65|
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