This 1926 gold sovereign was minted in Pretoria, South Africa. Struck from 22 carat gold, the coin features George V on the obverse and St George and the Dragon on the reverse.
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The Pretoria mint in South Africa started producing sovereigns in 1923, and continued until 1932. In 1926 the Mint produced 11,107,611 sovereigns with the mint mark SA.
In 1926, a total of 13,663,346 British gold sovereigns were issued by the five Royal Mint branches; London, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney in Australia and Pretoria in South Africa.
There are two types of George V gold sovereigns; those with the 'large head' portrait of George V, and those with the 'small head' portrait. George V sovereigns produced in South Africa feature the 'large head' until 1929, when they switched to the 'small head' design.
The obverse features the 'large head' portrait of George V's bare head facing left, the portrait was designed by Edgar Bertram Mackennal, an Australian born in Melbourne 1863. The legend which surrounds the kings portrait reads:
GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT:OMN:REX F.D.IND:IMP:
The reverse of the 1926 Pretoria mint in South Africa sovereign features St George mounted on a horse slaying the dragon with his sword. This classic design has featured on the gold sovereign since 1817 and is the work of Italian sculptor Benedetto Pistrucci. The SA mint marks on this George V sovereign is found on the reverse of the coin, on the ground, above the centre of the date.
|Alloy||22 carat gold|
|Actual Gold Weight||0.2354 Troy oz|
|Obverse Designer||Edgar Bertram Mackennal|
|Reverse Designer||Benedetto Pistrucci|
|Mint||Pretoria, South Africa|
|Grade||gVF / gVF|
|Obverse Grade||Reverse Grade||Price||Availability|
|23 October 2017||aEF||aEF||£427.33|
|15 April 2018||gVF||gVF||£319.73|
|25 April 2018||gVF||gVF||£320.58|
|09 July 2019||aEF||aEF||£406.63|
|11 January 2021||aEF||aEF||£483.57|
|21 February 2021||aEF||aEF||£453.46|
|11 March 2021||aEF||aEF||£441.37|
|14 May 2021||aEF||aEF||£463.05|
|28 May 2021||aEF||aEF||£474.09|
|17 June 2021||aEF||aEF||£456.07|
|05 February 2022||aEF||aEF||£472.52|
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