This 1930 sovereign was minted by the Pretoria Mint in South Africa. The 'SA' mint mark can be found on the reverse. The obverse features the smaller head portrait of King George V.
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1930 sovereigns have the smaller head portrait of King George V. This is the second year that this design was used on gold sovereigns. The small head design was used from 1929 to 1932 inclusive which makes these quite desirable from a type collectors' point of view.
10,027,756 sovereigns were minted in Pretoria, South Africa in 1930. Only the Melbourne and Perth mints in Australia and the Pretoria Mint in South Africa issued sovereigns in 1930. The mintmark is visible on the ground above the centre of the date. This coin is struck in 22 carat gold.
The obverse of the 1930 Pretoria mint sovereign features the second smaller re-engraved portrait of George V designed by Bertram Mackennal. The coin bears the legend GEORGIVS D.G.BRITT:OMN:REX F.D.IND:IMP:
The reverse features Benedetto Pistrucci's St George and the Dragon design. The SA mint mark below the dragon in the ground shows that the sovereign was minted 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|
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