• 1931 Gold Full Sovereign George V South Africa 22267
  • 1931 Gold Full Sovereign George V South Africa 22268
  • 1931 Gold Full Sovereign George V South Africa 22267
  • 1931 Gold Full Sovereign George V South Africa 22268
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1931 Gold Full Sovereign George V South Africa

This 1931 sovereign was minted by the Pretoria Mint in South Africa. The 'SA' mintmark can be found on the reverse. The obverse features the 'small head' portrait of King George V. The reverse shows Benedetto Pistrucci's St George and the Dragon design. 

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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1931 sovereigns, minted by the Pretoria mint, have the smaller head portrait of King George V. This obverse design was used from 1929 to 1932 inclusive, making these quite desirable from a type collectors point of view. The 'first head' portrait of King George V was used from 1911 to 1928.


Mint mark Mint Mintage
L London None
M Melbourne, Australia 57,809
P Perth, Australia 1,173,568
SA Pretoria, South Africa 8,511,792
  Total 9,743,169



The obverse of the 1931 sovereign shows the smaller re-engraved portrait of George V designed by Bertram Mackennal.


The reverse of the 1931 sovereign shows Benedetto Pistrucci's St George and the Dragon design.  The mintmark is visible 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 George William De Saulles
Reverse Designer Benedetto Pistrucci
Mint Pretoria
Mintage 8,511,792
Finish Uncirculated


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gVFgVF£600.65Out Of Stock
VFVF£536.53In Stock
aVFaVF£515.43Out Of Stock
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Date Obverse Reverse Price
12 January 2018 aVF aVF £307.23
05 October 2018 VF VF £314.04
15 June 2019 gVF gVF £368.03
10 August 2020 VF VF £471.27
23 November 2020 gVF gVF £461.02
25 November 2020 aVF aVF £402.85
14 January 2021 VF VF £420.87
17 June 2021 gVF gVF £430.27
14 July 2021 gVF gVF £441.59
22 November 2021 VF VF £425.99
01 February 2024 VF VF £485.36
29 March 2024 gVF gVF £579.77
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