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1931 King George V Gold Full Sovereign Perth Mint Australian Coin

1931 King George V Gold Full Sovereign Perth Australia Mint (Best Value) Reverse

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Buy a 1931 King George V Gold Full Sovereign Perth Mint Australian Coin

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The final gold Sovereigns produced at the Royal Mint's Perth branch in 1931. The Perth mint was opened in 1899, taking advantage of the Western Australian gold rushes of the end of the nineteenth century. Perth was the third of the Australian colonial outposts of the Royal Mint established and continued striking Sovereigns years after the London mint had ceased to do so. A total of 106 million gold Sovereigns were minted in the coastal city, and today the Perth Mint still operates as a fully government-owned facility, specialising in striking bullion and commemorative coinage and bullion bars. A total of 1,173,568 George V Sovereigns dated 1931 were minted in Perth, each bearing Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal's portrait of the King with a legend around reading: 'GEORGIVS D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:'. These Sovereigns feature the later 'Small Head' portrait of George V, in use between 1929 and 1931. This is paired with a much older reverse design: Benedetto Pistrucci's Saint George and the dragon engraving. A dynamic and instantly recognisable motif, it was created in 1817 for the first modern Sovereigns. Like all of these gold coins, these branch mint examples are composed of 7.98 grams of 22-carat (0.9167) gold. Each has a diameter of 22.05 millimetres from milled edge to milled edge. References: Marsh 270, S 4002. Minimum grade: VF - Very Fine.
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Buy a Perth mint 1931-dated King George V gold 'full' Sovereign graded VF or better (Marsh 270, S 4002).

1931 Perth Sovereign Obverse Portrait

Second version of Bertram Mackennal's portrait of King George V, also known as the 'Small Head'. Legend: 'GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT : OMN : REX F. D. IND: IMP:'.

Reverse Of 1931 Perth Mint Sovereigns

Benedetto Pistrucci's engraving of St George on horseback, sword pointed at the dragon underfoot. 'P' mintmark for Perth is visible to the ground below with the date - 1931 - underneath.

George V Australian Sovereign Specifications

Branch mint gold Sovereign struck in 7.98 grams of 0.9167 fine (22 carat) gold. Actual gold weight: 0.2354 troy ounces. Diameter of 22.05 millimetres. Edge: milled.

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Our historic 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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