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1914 London Mint Gold Full Sovereign King George V Coin

1914 George V Sovereign London Reverse

Buy a 1914 London Mint Gold Full Sovereign King George V Coin

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Struck at the outbreak of the First World War, these 1914 gold ‘full’ Sovereigns show a portrait of King George V to the reverse. His reign, which began with the death of his father, Edward VII, in 1910, was coloured by the events of the Great War and its aftermath. He reigned until 1936 and throughout his coinage bore a left-facing, bare-headed portrait by Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal: an Australian sculptor who was favoured by the King. The artist's initials appear to the truncation of George's neck. The reverse of these 1914 coins shows a historic and instantly recognisable engraving by Benedetto Pistrucci, depicting Saint George in the act of slaying a dragon which is crushed by his horses hooves. No mint mark appears on the ground, indicating that these coins were struck at the London branch of the Royal Mint. The St George design was first seen of the earliest modern Sovereigns, issued in 1817, and these coins conforms to the stringent specifications established back then. They're composed of 7.98 grams of 22 carat (91.67% pure) gold, equating to an actual gold weight of 7.32 grams or 0.2354 troy ounces. They measures 22.05 millimetres in diameter and feature a milled edge. Mintage: 11,501,117. Minimum grade: VF - Very Fine. References: M 216, S 3996.
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Uncrowned, left facing portrait of King George V by Bertram Mackennal. Legend: 'GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT : OMN : REX F. D. IND: IMP:'.


Saint George on horseback, armed with a sword aimed at a dragon under hoof, engraved by Benedetto Pistrucci. Date (1915) in exergue below dragon. No mintmark on ground.


22 carat gold coin. Weight: 7.98 grams. Diameter: 22.05 millimetres. Edge: milled.


Our Best Value Sovereigns are graded 'Very Fine' or better by our expert numismatists. VF coins display a high level of fine detail with some wear to the high points and marks associated with having been in circulation. The images on this webpage are stock photographs but represent the type and grade of coin available.


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