George V (1910-1936)
|Value||1 Sovereign = 20 Shillings (1)|
|Currency||Pound sterling (1158-1970)|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
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
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
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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