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 Reference Gilchrist Photos
1911 George V Bare London TBC 1911L-G1P2 21302?Image of a 1911 Gold Sovereign: George V - London (Matt Proof)
1911 George V Bare Melbourne TBC 1911M-G1C1 22900?Image of a 1911 Gold Sovereign: George V - Melbourne
Image of a 1911 Gold Sovereign: George V - Melbourne
1911 George V Bare Ottawa TBC 1911C-G1C1 22100?Image of a 1911 Gold Sovereign: George V - Canada
Image of a 1911 Gold Sovereign: George V - Canada
1911 George V Bare Ottawa TBC 1911C-G1S1 22101?Image of a 1911 Gold Sovereign: George V - Canada (Specimen)
Image of a 1911 Gold Sovereign: George V - Canada (Specimen)
1911 George V Bare Perth TBC 1911P-G1C1 25000?Image of a 1911 Gold Sovereign: George V - Perth
Image of a 1911 Gold Sovereign: George V - Perth
1911 George V Bare London TBC 1911L-G1P1 21301?Image of a 1911 Gold Sovereign: George V - London (Proof)
Image of a 1911 Gold Sovereign: George V - London (Proof)
1911 George V Bare London TBC 1911L-G1C1 21300?Image of a 1911 Gold Sovereign: George V - London
Image of a 1911 Gold Sovereign: George V - London
1911 George V Bare Sydney TBC 1911S-G1C1 27100?Image of a 1911 Gold Sovereign: George V - Sydney
Image of a 1911 Gold Sovereign: George V - Sydney
1912 George V Bare London TBC 1912L-G1C1 21400?Image of a 1912 Gold Sovereign: George V - London
Image of a 1912 Gold Sovereign: George V - London
1912 George V Bare Sydney TBC 1912S-G1C1 27200?Image of a 1912 Gold Sovereign: George V - Sydney
Image of a 1912 Gold Sovereign: George V - Sydney
1912 George V Bare Perth TBC 1912P-G1C1 25100?Image of a 1912 Gold Sovereign: George V - Perth
Image of a 1912 Gold Sovereign: George V - Perth
1912 George V Bare Melbourne TBC 1912M-G1C1 23000?Image of a 1912 Gold Sovereign: George V - Melbourne
Image of a 1912 Gold Sovereign: George V - Melbourne
1913 George V Bare Ottawa TBC 1913C-G1C1 22200?Image of a 1913 Gold Sovereign: George V - Canada
Image of a 1913 Gold Sovereign: George V - Canada
1913 George V Bare Perth TBC 1913P-G1C1 25200?Image of a 1913 Gold Sovereign: George V - Perth
Image of a 1913 Gold Sovereign: George V - Perth
1913 George V Bare London TBC 1913L-G1C1 21500?Image of a 1913 Gold Sovereign: George V - London
Image of a 1913 Gold Sovereign: George V - London

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