• 1926 Gold Sovereign George V South Africa 21171
  • 1926 Gold Sovereign George V South Africa 21172
  • 1926 Gold Sovereign George V South Africa 21171
  • 1926 Gold Sovereign George V South Africa 21172
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1926 Gold Sovereign George V South Africa

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.

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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South Africa Mint

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.

George V Sovereign Portraits

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:



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.


Diameter 22.05mm
Weight 7.9881g
Alloy 22 carat gold
Fineness 0.916
Actual Gold Weight 0.2354 Troy oz
Obverse Designer Edgar Bertram Mackennal
Reverse Designer Benedetto Pistrucci
Mint Pretoria, South Africa
Mintage  11,107,611
Finish Uncirculated
Grade gVF / gVF
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aEFaEF£625.53In Stock
gVFgVF£608.23In Stock
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Date Obverse Reverse Price
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
09 September 2022 gVF gVF £501.05
12 September 2022 gVF gVF £498.81
14 September 2022 aEF aEF £513.56
17 September 2022 aEF aEF £512.66
30 September 2022 aEF aEF £524.27
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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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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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Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

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

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

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

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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. 

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