1 Sovereign - George V

Features

Country South Africa
King George V (1910-1936)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1923-1928
Value 1 Sovereign = 1 Pound (1)
Currency Pound (1825-1961)
Composition Gold (.917)
Weight 7.99 g
Diameter 22.0 mm
Thickness 1.55 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 03-31-1961
References KM# 21,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Hern# S338-343
Brian Hern, John Bothma, Hercie Peterse; 2017. Hern's Handbook on South African Coins and Patterns 2017/18 (9th edition). Gary Levitan, Ferndale, South Africa.

Obverse

King George V bare head left, legend around

Lettering:
GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT:OMN:REX F.D.IND:IMP:
B.M.

Engraver: Edgar Bertram Mackennal

Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal, KCVO, usually known as Bertram Mackennal, was an Australian sculptor, most famous for designing the coinage and stamps bearing the likeness of King George V. Signature: "BM".

Reverse

St George slaying the dragon right, date in exergue, mintmark under horse's hooves

Lettering:
SA BP
1927

Engraver: Benedetto Pistrucci

Benedetto Pistrucci was a distinguished Italian Gem-engraver, medallist and coin-engraver who became Chief-medallist at the Royal Mint in England.

Edge

Reeded

Comments

Similar to UK type KM#820 but struck in Pretoria, South Africa mint. For issues with "S" or "M" mintmark or without mintmark - see UK or Australia Sovereign Coinage.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1923 SA 64 5% Hern#S338
1923 SA 655 5% Hern#S338; Proof
1924 SA 3,184 7% Hern#S339
1925 SA 6,086,000 365.38 25% Hern#S340
1926 SA 11,108,000 25% Hern#S341
1927 SA 16,379,999 444.53 41% Hern#S342
1928 SA 18,235,000 44% Hern#S343

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