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1914 George V Sovereign London

1914 George V Sovereign London Reverse

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Struck at the outbreak of the First World War, this 1914 gold ‘full’ Sovereign shows 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 this 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 this 1914 coin 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 this piece was struck in London. The St George design was first seen of the earliest modern Sovereigns, issued in 1817, and this coin conforms to the stringent specifications established back then. It is 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. It measures 22.05 millimetres in diameter and features a milled edge. Mintage: 11,501,117. Grade: UNC - Very few contact marks, Uncirculated. References: M 216, S 3996.
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Obverse

Uncrowned, left facing portrait of King George V by Bertram Mackennal. Legend: 'GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT : OMN : REX F. D. IND: IMP:'.

Reverse

St 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.

Specification

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

Grade

Grade: UNC - Very few contact marks, Uncirculated.

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