1 Sovereign - George V Ottawa mint


Issuer United Kingdom
King George V (1910-1936)
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1911-1919
Value 1 Sovereign = 20 Shillings (1)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Gold (.9167)
Weight 7.99 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 22059
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References Sp# 3997
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Coins of England & the United Kingdom : Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 1 more volumes.


Uncrowned portrait of King George V left, legend around.


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".


St. George slaying the dragon right, date and engraver's initials in exergue.

Note: C mintmark central to the ground below horse's right rear hoof


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.




The Ottawa mint opened in 1908 and produced gold Sovereigns under request from the Royal Mint, London, using gold mined in British Columbia and the Yukon. Coins made at this mint bear the letter C for Canada but production was limited; by the time the mint ceased production of sovereigns in 1919, there had been only 628,150 struck, mostly for export purposes. The Ottawa mint became the Royal Canadian Mint in 1931.

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).

Listed in Krause & Mischler SCWC (1901-2000) Canada KM#20

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1911 C 256 946 $ 418 48%
1913 C 3 715 6%
1914 C 14 871 8%
1916 C 6 111 6%
1917 C 58 845 21%
1918 C 106 514 32%
1919 C 135 889 22%

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Bullion value: USD 420.08 Search tips
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