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1 Sovereign - George V

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

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Features

Country 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
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 29,
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
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. ISBN 9780871843098.

Obverse

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

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

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

Comments

Mintmarks:
M = Melbourne Mint
S = Sydney Mint
P = Perth Mint
For issues with dates/mints not listed or without letters, see Sovereign Coinage at South Africa, India, Canada and UK.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1911 M 2,851,000 10%
1911 M 0.5% Proof
1911 P 4,373,000 6%
1911 S 2,519,000 9%
1911 S 0.5% Proof
1912 M 2,467,000 10%
1912 P 4,278,000 6%
1912 S 2,227,000 6%
1913 M 2,323,000 6%
1913 P 4,635,000 5%
1913 S 2,249,000 4%
1914 M 2,012,000 4%
1914 P 4,815,000 6%
1914 S 1,774,000 4%
1914 S 0.5% Proof
1915 M 1,637,000 3%
1915 P 4,373,000 5%
1915 S 1,346,000 3%
1916 M 1,277,000 4%
1916 P 4,906,000 4%
1916 S 1,242,000 2.0%
1917 M 934,000 4%
1917 P 4,110,000 7%
1917 S 1,666,000 5%
1918 M 4,969,000 11%
1918 P 3,812,000 13%
1918 S 3,716,000 8%
1919 M 514,000 4%
1919 P 2,995,000 5%
1919 S 1,835,000 3%
1920 M 530,000 1.0%
1920 P 2,421,000 7%
1920 S 360,000 1.0%
1921 M 240,000 1.0%
1921 P 2,314,000 2%
1921 S 839,000 1.5%
1922 M 608,000 1.5%
1922 P 2,298,000 6%
1922 S 578,000 1.0%
1922 S 0% Proof
1923 M 510,000 2.0%
1923 P 2,124,000 3%
1923 S 416,000 1.0%
1923 S 0% Proof
1924 M 278,000 1.0%
1924 P 1,464,000 1.5%
1924 S 394,000 1.0%
1925 M 3,311,000 2%
1925 P 1,837,000 1.5%
1925 S 5,632,000 3%
1926 M 211,000 1.0%
1926 P 1,131,000 3%
1926 S 1,030,999 2%
1926 S 0% Proof
1927 M 310,000 3% None known to exist
1927 P 1,383,000 4%
1928 M 413,000 4%
1928 P 1,333,000 7%

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