George V

In 1911, Sovereigns bearing the bust of George V began production. These would continue to be created until 1931 and were produced in mints all across Britain’s imperial empire. Like most Sovereign designs created beforehand, the bust of the king is bareheaded facing left to the letter "V" in the legend. The initials of the Mint’s Engraver, Benedetto Pistrucci are displayed on the reverse of the Sovereign, under his famed St. George and the Dragon design.

The George V Sovereign has two slightly different variations produced. The version produced after 1929 incorporates an inner circle and double beading around the coins. This new design variation culminated in a smaller bust of George V with a higher level of detail.

Date
Mint
Date Monarch Head type Mint Scarcity Gilchrist Photos
1911 George V Bare London TBC21302?Image of a 1911 Gold Sovereign: George V - London (Matt Proof)
1911 George V Bare Ottawa TBC22101?Image of a 1911 Gold Sovereign: George V - Canada (Specimen)
1911 George V Bare Ottawa TBC22100?Image of a 1911 Gold Sovereign: George V - Canada
1911 George V Bare Melbourne TBC22900?Image of a 1911 Gold Sovereign: George V - Melbourne
1911 George V Bare Perth TBC25000?Image of a 1911 Gold Sovereign: George V - Perth
1911 George V Bare London TBC21300?Image of a 1911 Gold Sovereign: George V - London
1911 George V Bare Sydney TBC27100?Image of a 1911 Gold Sovereign: George V - Sydney
1911 George V Bare London TBC21301?Image of a 1911 Gold Sovereign: George V - London (Proof)
1912 George V Bare London TBC21400?Image of a 1912 Gold Sovereign: George V - London
1912 George V Bare Sydney TBC27200?Image of a 1912 Gold Sovereign: George V - Sydney
1912 George V Bare Perth TBC25100?Image of a 1912 Gold Sovereign: George V - Perth
1912 George V Bare Melbourne TBC23000?Image of a 1912 Gold Sovereign: George V - Melbourne
1913 George V Bare Ottawa TBC22200?Image of a 1913 Gold Sovereign: George V - Canada
1913 George V Bare Melbourne TBC23100?Image of a 1913 Gold Sovereign: George V - Melbourne
1913 George V Bare Perth TBC25200?Image of a 1913 Gold Sovereign: George V - Perth

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