1 Sovereign - George V

1 Sovereign - George V -  obverse1 Sovereign - George V -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Australia
King George V (1910-1936)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1911-1928
Value 1 Sovereign (1)
Currency Pound sterling (1788-1929)
Composition Gold (.917)
Weight 7.9881 g
Diameter 21 mm
Thickness 1.52 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 22076
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 29,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
Fr# 39
Arthur L. Friedberg, Ira S. Friedberg, Robert Friedberg; 2017. Gold Coins of the World : From Ancient Times to the Present (9th edition). Coin & Currency Institute, Williston, Vermont, USA.

Obverse

Bust of King George V facing left encircled by lettering. initials of designer at neck line of bust

Script: Latin

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

Translation:
George V, by the Grace of God King of all Britain, defender of the faith, Emperor of India
B.M. = Bertram MacKennal (designer)

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 with the mint mark below the right horses hoof and center of year. mint mark and year of mintage below design, designers initials (in smaller size lettering) to right of year

Script: Latin

Lettering:
M
1911 B.P.

Translation: M =Melbourne Australia mint mark , 1911 = year of mintage, B.P. = Benedetto Pistrucci (designer)

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

Mints

M Royal Mint, Melbourne, Australia (1872-1969)
P Perth Mint, Australia (1899-date)
S Royal Mint, Sydney, Australia (1855-1926)

Comments

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1911 M 2 851 000 $ 636 11%
1911 M 0.3% Proof
1911 P 4 373 000 $ 2727 5%
1911 S 2 519 000 $ 387 9%
1911 S 0.7% Proof
1912 M 2 467 000 $ 568 10%
1912 P 4 278 000 6%
1912 S 2 227 000 $ 500 6%
1913 M 2 323 000 $ 466 6%
1913 P 4 635 000 $ 1227 6%
1913 S 2 249 000 $ 466 3%
1914 M 2 012 000 $ 477 3%
1914 P 4 815 000 $ 477 6%
1914 S 1 774 000 $ 966 4%
1914 S 0.3% Proof
1915 M 1 637 000 $ 499 4%
1915 P 4 373 000 $ 1136 4%
1915 S 1 346 000 $ 454 5%
1916 M 1 277 000 $ 966 4%
1916 P 4 906 000 $ 796 4%
1916 S 1 242 000 $ 653 2%
1917 M 934 000 $ 824 4%
1917 P 4 110 000 $ 421 8%
1917 S 1 666 000 $ 641 4%
1918 M 4 969 000 $ 667 8%
1918 P 3 812 000 $ 596 11%
1918 S 3 716 000 $ 682 9%
1919 M 514 000 $ 796 4%
1919 P 2 995 000 $ 454 6%
1919 S 1 835 000 $ 881 3%
1920 M 530 000 $ 6249 0.7%
1920 P 2 421 000 $ 625 7%
1920 S 360 000 0.7%
1921 M 240 000 0.7%
1921 P 2 314 000 $ 937 3%
1921 S 839 000 $ 2272 1.0%
1922 M 608 000 1.3%
1922 P 2 298 000 $ 1477 6%
1922 S 578 000 0.7%
1922 S 0% Proof
1923 M 510 000 $ 739 2%
1923 P 2 124 000 $ 466 3%
1923 S 416 000 0.7%
1923 S 0% Proof
1924 M 278 000 $ 454 1.3%
1924 P 1 464 000 $ 1136 1.0%
1924 S 394 000 0.7%
1925 M 3 311 000 $ 611 3%
1925 P 1 837 000 $ 1477 1.7%
1925 S 5 632 000 $ 546 5%
1926 M 211 000 $ 1591 1.0%
1926 P 1 131 000 $ 794 $ 1420 2%
1926 S 1 030 999 $ 24 996 1.7%
1926 S 0% Proof
1927 M 310 000 2% None known to exist
1927 P 1 383 000 $ 625 4%
1928 M 413 000 $ 2727 3%
1928 P 1 333 000 $ 682 5%

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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 232140
Lot 61365
Internet Archive
Oct 6, 2021 1911 M UNC
(PCGS MS63)
USD 504.00
(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 99126
Internet Archive
Jul 12, 2020 1911 M UNC
(NGC MS64)
USD 840.00
(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 99107
Internet Archive
May 17, 2020 1911 M UNC
(PCGS MS64)
USD 1320.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - George VPicture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - George V
Heritage Auctions
Weekly World and Ancient Coin Auction 231916
Lot 63153
Internet Archive
Apr 18, 2019 1911 M UNC
(NGC MS63)
USD 361.20
(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 99127
Internet Archive
Jul 12, 2020 1911 P UNC
(PCGS MS64)
USD 2880.00
(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
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232027
Lot 61255
Internet Archive
Jul 1, 2020 1911 P UNC
(PCGS MS61)
USD 444.00
(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 99108
Internet Archive
May 17, 2020 1911 P UNC
(PCGS MS64)
USD 2880.00
(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 232141
Lot 62362
Internet Archive
Oct 13, 2021 1911 S UNC
(PCGS MS64)
USD 780.00
(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 232140
Lot 61363
Internet Archive
Oct 6, 2021 1911 S UNC
(PCGS MS64)
USD 480.00
(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 99128
Internet Archive
Jul 12, 2020 1911 S UNC
(PCGS MS64)
USD 576.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
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