George V (1910-1936)
|Type||Standard circulation coin|
|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: I mintmark central to the ground below horse's right rear hoof
The fifth branch of the Royal Mint was established in a section of the Mumbai (Bombay) Mint as of December 21, 1917. This was a war-time measure, its purpose being to strike into sovereigns the gold blanks supplied by the Mumbai and other Indian mints. The Mumbai sovereigns bear the mint mark 'I' and were struck from August 15, 1918, to April 22, 1919. The branch mint was closed in May 1919.
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 under Krause & Mischler SCWC (1901-2000) India-British, Trade Coinage KM#525A.
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