• 1925 Gold Sovereign George V London reverse
  • 1925 Gold Sovereign George V London obverse
  • 1925 Gold Sovereign George V London reverse
  • 1925 Gold Sovereign George V London obverse
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1925 Gold Sovereign George V London

This 1925 George V sovereign is minted in London and is struck in 22 carat gold. The reverse bears Benedetto Pistrucci's traditional St George and Dragon engraving.

We try to maintain a stock of all dates of gold sovereigns, because 1925 is one of the more interesting dates of George V, we make an extra effort to ensure that we have some in stock.

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

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The Last Sovereigns

Not every date exists for gold sovereigns. The London mint virtually stopped producing sovereigns after 1916, except for 1925. From 1917, the branch mints continued to issue most of the sovereign production. In 1925 a total of five mints issued sovereigns, London, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, and Pretoria mint South Africa.

The mintage for the 1925 London sovereigns is 3,520,431, excluding restrikes.

1925 Sovereign Restrikes

One of the most unusual facts about 1925 sovereigns is that in 1949, 1950 and 1951, the Royal Mint produced sovereigns, but instead of preparing new dies with George VI's head, and with the correct date, they lazily re-issued George V sovereigns dated 1925. Prior to this, 1925 London Mint sovereigns were quite scarce, especially in mint condition, suddenly they were again available. We deplore this kind of laziness from the Royal Mint, which does nothing to inspire confidence among collectors and investors that it will not repeat the same behaviour again. We can clearly recall that in the 1960s, we would often receive large quantities of gold sovereigns, all dated 1925 and all from the London Mint. We sometimes had as many as 500 pieces!

However, we believe that the restrikes can be distinguished from the originals by the more pronounced rim around the edge of the coin. Despite the lower mintage figures for the restrikes, the high-rimmed restrikes are actually much more common than the low-rimmed originals, due the fact that the originals were melted down in huge quantities for bullion.

1925 Restrike Sovereign Mintages

Date Mintage
1949 138,000
1950 318,000
1951 430,000
Total 886,000


The obverse features the large head portrait of George V's bare head facing left, the portrait was designed by Australian sculptor, Bertram Mackennal. His initials B.M. are located in the truncation. The legend which surrounds the king's portrait reads:



The reverse of the 1925 London mint sovereign features St George slaying the dragon. This classic design has featured on gold sovereigns since 1817 and is the work of Italian sculptor Benedetto Pistrucci. The initials B.P. sit to the right of the date in exergue. 


Weight / SizeFull
Gold Weight Troy Ounces0.235
Fineness / Carat0.917 / 22
Mintage Figure3,520,431
Obverse DesignerEdgar Bertram MacKennal
Reverse DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
Issuing Monarch George V (1910-1936)
Mint / BrandThe Royal Mint
CountryUnited Kingdom
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gVFgVF£580.12In Stock
aEFaEF£580.12Out Of Stock
EFEF£580.12Out Of Stock
aUNCaUNC£585.12Out Of Stock
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Date Obverse Reverse Price
08 June 2019 gVF gVF £336.25
27 September 2019 aUNC aUNC £459.61
10 October 2019 EF EF £406.53
16 December 2019 EF EF £360.92
17 March 2020 gVF gVF £390.33
28 March 2020 aEF aEF £417.60
26 June 2020 gVF gVF £452.86
23 March 2021 aEF aEF £403.77
19 June 2021 aEF aEF £408.84
04 September 2021 aEF aEF £421.29
29 September 2021 aEF aEF £412.53
15 October 2021 aEF aEF £419.01
22 November 2021 gVF gVF £436.65
07 January 2022 aEF aEF £422.00
23 June 2022 gVF gVF £473.58
25 January 2023 gVF gVF £496.36
15 March 2023 gVF gVF £497.05
28 April 2023 gVF gVF £505.31
30 October 2023 gVF gVF £520.98
02 February 2024 gVF gVF £510.59
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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.

Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

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.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.

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Delivery Information

We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows.

Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £6. 

Orders under £60

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail 2nd Class. Your order will normally arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery starts from £3.50.

If you wish to have your order sent by an alternative method (e.g., Saturday Guaranteed) please contact +441253343081 for more information. Please note, we will not dispatch high value orders over a bank holiday weekend.

For international delivery, please check with your local customs office for more information on custom duty and taxes.

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Postal Insurance

We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

  • Orders under £1500 there is no additional fee.
  • Orders over £1500 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1500 we apply a £1 fee. 

If you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to call the showroom on +441253343081 and one of our team can discuss your purchase. 

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