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1922 Perth Mint Gold Full Sovereign King George V Australian Coin

1922 King George V Gold Full Sovereign Perth Mint Australia Coin Reverse

Buy a 1922 Perth Mint Gold Full Sovereign King George V Australian Coin

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Perth Mint gold Sovereigns, struck in 1922 during the reign of King George V. These coins feature the first, larger head of George V, facing left. This effigy is the work of Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal RA, an Australian sculptor and medallist. Mackennal signed his initials 'B.M.' to the truncation of the King's neck. The design was later modified slightly and resized. The reverse shows the classic St George and the dragon design, created for the first modern Sovereigns by Italian artist Benedetto Pistrucci. England's patron saint wields his sword from the back of a rearing horse. These 1922 Sovereigns are distinguished by the tiny Perth 'P' mintmark that appears on the ground below the fearsome beast. Regular issues of Sovereigns at the London branch of the Royal Mint had ceased in 1917, though international branches continued to strike Sovereigns. The Perth Mint in Western Australia struck its first Sovereigns in 1899 and would continue to produce these 7.98 gram 22-carat gold coins until 1931. Today, The Perth Mint operates as Australia's official bullion mint. The images on this page are stock photos. They represent the type of coin you will receive, but you may note differences in grade and wear pattern, as well as minor design details. Annual mintage for Perth Mint in 1922: 2,298,884. References: Marsh 261, S 4001. Minimum grade: VF (Very Fine) or better.
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High-grade King George V gold 'full' Sovereign, struck at the Perth branch of The Royal Mint in 1922 (Marsh 261, S 4001).

Obverse Of 1922 Perth Sovereigns

The obverse of these coins show the first version of Edgar Bertram Mackennal's portrait of King George V, also known as the 'large head' engraving. The legend reads: 'GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:'.

Perth 1922 Sovereign Reverse Design

Benedetto Pistrucci's engraving of St George and the dragon, first seen on Sovereigns in 1817. A tiny 'P' mintmark for Perth is visible to the ground below with the date '1922' underneath.

Specifications For George V Perth Sovereigns

These historic branch mint Sovereigns are struck in 7.98 grams of 0.9167 fine (22-carat) gold. Actual gold weight: 0.2354 troy ounces. Diameter: 22.05 millimetres. Edge: milled. Finish: circulated.

High-Grade King George V Gold Sovereigns

Our historic 1922 gold Sovereigns are graded VF or better. VF stands for 'Very Fine' and describes a coin that has seen limited circulation with some wear to the high points and fine details. The images on this page are stock photos but give a good indication of the type and grade of coin you can expect to receive.


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