1929 gold sovereign featuring the "small head" portrait of King George V. These coins were struck at the Pretoria Mint in South Africa.
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The London Mint stopped issuing sovereigns after 1916 for a while, although a small number of 1917 were produced.
The Pretoria mint in South Africa began issuing sovereigns in 1923. They were issued by Pretoria in every year until and including 1932.
1929 was the first year that the slightly smaller head of George V was issued. The smaller head was issued again in 1930, 1931 and 1932.
The obverse features the second, "small head" portrait of George V. The portrait was designed by Australian born, Edgar Bertram Mackennal, and features the King, bare head, facing left. The legend surrounding the portrait reads GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT:OMN:REX F.D.IND:IMP: The small head portrait features on sovereigns from 1929 until 1932.
The 1929 South African mint sovereign reverse features St George on horseback, slaying the dragon with a sword. This design has featured on the gold sovereign since 1817, with few breaks and is the work of the Royal Mint engraver and sculptor, Benedetto Pistrucci.
The SA mint mark in the ground above the date shows that the sovereign was struck in Pretoria, South Africa.
|Alloy||22 carat gold|
|Actual Gold Weight||0.2354 Troy oz|
|Obverse Designer||Bertram Mackennal|
|Reverse Designer||Benedetto Pistricci|
|Mint||Pretoria, South Africa|
|Obverse Grade||Reverse Grade||Price||Availability|
|aEF||gVF||£443.93||Add Stock Alert|
|18 February 2020||gVF||gVF||€473.27|
|13 November 2020||aEF||gVF||£487.28|
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