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  • 1929 Gold Sovereign George V South Africa Reverse
  • 1929 Gold Sovereign George V South Africa Obverse
  • 1929 Gold Sovereign George V South Africa Reverse
  • 1929 Gold Sovereign George V South Africa Obverse
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1929 Gold Sovereign George V South Africa

1929 gold sovereign featuring the "small head" portrait of King George V. These coins were struck at the Pretoria Mint in South Africa.

Photographs shown may not be the actual coin and may differ in terms of grade, die numbers, design flaws and other minor details. Contact us if you require a photograph prior to purchase.

from £409.86

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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.


Diameter 22.05mm
Weight 7.9881g
Alloy 22 carat gold
Fineness 0.916
Actual Gold Weight 0.2354 Troy oz
Obverse Designer Bertram Mackennal
Reverse Designer Benedetto Pistricci
Mint Pretoria, South Africa
Mintage 12,024,107
Finish Uncirculated
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aEFgVF£443.93Add Stock Alert
gVFgVF£409.86In Stock
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Date Obverse Reverse Price
18 February 2020 gVF gVF €473.27
13 November 2020 aEF gVF £487.28
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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. 
  • International - Royal Mail International Signed / Royal Mail International Tracked / Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed For. Items sent via this method will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £15.

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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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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 < £1500 there is no additional fee
  • Orders > £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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