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1916 George V Gold Full Sovereign

1916 George V Sovereign Reverse

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A collectable gold full sovereign of King George the Fifth, dated 1916. The obverse features the bare-headed, left-facing portrait of George V, engraved by Australian sculptor, Bertram MacKennal. The reverse shows Benedetto Pistrucci’s famous Saint George design, wherein the mounted saint delivers the killing blow to a wounded dragon. The lack of mint mark indicates that this coin was struck at The Royal Mint in London, rather than at one of the colonial branch mints. George V sovereigns dated 1916 are somewhat harder to find than others in the series, particularly in this grade.
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Obverse

Uncrowned bare head of George V, facing left. Engraver: 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 (1916) in exergue below dragon. No mark on ground, indicating that this coin was minted in London.

Edge

Vertical milled.

Grade

EF - Good clean coin, no issues for a grade of Extremely Fine.

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