1 Sovereign - George V

Features

Issuer United Kingdom
King George V (1910-1936)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1911-1925
Value 1 Sovereign = 20 Shillings
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Gold (.9167)
Weight 7.99 g
Diameter 22 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 11463
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 820,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
Sp# 3996
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Standard Catalogue of British Coins : Coins of England & the United Kingdom Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Uncrowned portrait of King George V left, legend around.

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

Translation: George the Fifth by the Grace of God King of all the Britains Defender of the Faith Emperor of India

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 riding horse, facing right, wearing helmet and cape, holding sword in right hand, slaying dragon below, date and designer's initials in exergue.

Note: mintmark varieties exist (see below)

Lettering: 1925 B.P.

Designer: 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

The standard weight of a sovereign was 160/623 troy ounce (123.3 grains). The pure gold content was 113 1/623 grains (7.3224 g).

Mintmark varieties (appears on central ground below horse's right rear hoof) - see links below:

C  Sp#3997 (1911-19) - struck at the Ottawa mint, Canada
I  Sp#3998 (1918 only) - struck at the Delhi mint, India
M  KM#29/32 (1911-31) - struck at the Melbourne mint, Australia
P  KM#29/32 (1911-31) - struck at the Perth mint, Australia
S  KM#29/32 (1911-26) - struck at the Sydney mint, Australia
SA  KM#21 (1923-28) - struck at the Pretoria mint, South Africa

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1911  30 044 000 $ 386 $ 393 $ 428 $ 475 35%
1911  3 764 $ 4710 1.7% Proof
1912  30 318 000 $ 376 $ 376 $ 376 $ 382 34%
1913  24 540 000 $ 362 $ 362 $ 362 $ 516 28%
1914  11 501 000 $ 440 $ 471 11%
1915  20 295 000 $ 459 $ 516 14%
1916  1 554 000 $ 785 5%
1917  1 014 999 $ 387 7%
1925  4 406 000 $ 331 $ 396 $ 412 $ 533 18%

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - George VPicture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - George V
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232224
Lot 63460
Internet Archive
Jun 9, 2022 1911 UNC
(NGC MS63)
USD 516.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - George V
Katz
E-Auction 60
Lot 2200
Internet Archive
May 14, 2022 1911 UNC USD 438.02
(EUR 420.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - George VPicture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - George V
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232140
Lot 61510
Internet Archive
Oct 6, 2021 1911 UNC
(PCGS MS65)
USD 900.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - George VPicture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - George V
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232139
Lot 65519
Internet Archive
Sep 29, 2021 1911 UNC
(PCGS MS64)
USD 660.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - George VPicture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - George V
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232110
Lot 62415
Internet Archive
Mar 10, 2021 1911 UNC
(NGC MS64)
USD 630.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - George VPicture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - George VPicture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - George VPicture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - George V
Heritage Auctions
2020 October 11 The Caranett Collection Part III - Gold Coins of Western Europe & Britain - Including Nine #1 PCGS Registry Sets World Coins Special Monthly Online Auction 61173
Lot 98328
Internet Archive
Oct 11, 2020 1911 UNC
(PCGS MS65)
USD 1020.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - George VPicture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - George V
Heritage Auctions
2020 July 12 The Caranett Collection of Sovereigns, Part II World Coins Special Monthly Online Auction 61159
Lot 99243
Internet Archive
Jul 12, 2020 1911 UNC
(PCGS MS65)
USD 1440.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - George VPicture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - George V
Heritage Auctions
2020 May 17 The Caranett Collection of Sovereigns - #1 PCGS Registry Sets World Coins Special Monthly Online Auction 61156
Lot 99263
Internet Archive
May 17, 2020 1911 UNC
(PCGS MS65)
USD 1320.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - George VPicture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - George VPicture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - George VPicture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - George V
Heritage Auctions
Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232002
Lot 62310
Internet Archive
Jan 9, 2020 1911 UNC
(NGC MS62)
USD 384.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - George VPicture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - George V
Heritage Auctions
Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 231946
Lot 62287
Internet Archive
Nov 14, 2019 1911 UNC
(NGC MS64)
USD 420.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
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