1 Sovereign - George V Enhanced portrait

1 Sovereign - George V (Enhanced portrait) -  obverse1 Sovereign - George V (Enhanced portrait) -  reverse

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Country Australia
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1929-1931
Value 1 Sovereign (1)
Currency Pound sterling (1788-1929)
Composition Gold (.917)
Weight 7.98 g
Diameter 21 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 32
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)


Enhanced portrait of King George V facing left


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".


St.George slaying a dragon

1930 B.P.

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.




M = Melbourne Mint
P = Perth Mint
Mint marks are located on the ground on the reverse.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1929 M 436,000 28%
1929 M 0.00% Proof
1929 P 1,606,000 33%
1930 M 77,000 11%
1930 M 0.00% Proof
1930 P 1,915,000 28%
1931 M 57,000 17%
1931 M 0.00% Proof
1931 P 1,173,000 67%

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