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1913 Gold Full Sovereign George V London (SOLD)

Code: PO 001
  • Mint marks appear on gold sovereign once UK’s power expanded and established the colonies. The Royal Mint opened branches overseas in the following order:
  • Sydney (Australia), 1854, following the discovery of gold in Ophir (New South Wales)
  • Melbourne (Australia), 2nd June 1872
  • Perth (Australia), 8th June 1899
  • Ottawa (Canada), 2nd January 1908
  • Mumbai / Bombay (India), 21st December 1917, during the first World War
  • Pretoria (South Africa), 1st January 1923
  • Mint marks letters
  • The mint marks letters represented the city where the coin was produced (e.g: letter M for Melbourne mint in Australia). The only exception is for coins manufactured in Ottawa, Bombay and Pretoria, where the letter represents the country, and not the city (e.g: letter C for Ottawa mint in Canada ). This can be easily understood, as the letter “P” was already taken by Perth, and could not be used for Pretoria. Only gold coins produced in the London branch do NOT have a mint mark.
  • Victoria Young Head Shield Reverse : London, Melbourne, Sydney 1837 – 1887
  • Victoria Young Head St George Reverse: London, Melbourne, Sydney 1871 – 1887
  • Victoria Jubilee Head: London, Melbourne, Sydney 1887 – 1893
  • Victoria Old Head: London, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth 1893 – 1901
  • Edward VII: London, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Ottawa 1902 – 1910
  • Georges V: London, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Ottawa, Bombay, Pretoria 1911 – 1932
  • The obverse features King George V bare head facing left. Designed by Bertram Mackennal, an Australian sculptor born in Melbourne in 1863.
  • The reverse features St George mounted on a horse slaying the dragon, as designed by Benedetto Pistrucci. There is no mint mark in the ground above the date which shows that this is a London mint coin.
  • Diameter 22.05mm
  • Weight 7.9881g
  • Alloy 22 carat gold
  • Fineness 0.916
  • Actual Gold Weight 0.2354 Troy oz
  • Obverse Designer Bertram Mackennal
  • Reverse Designer Benedetto Pistrucci
  • Mint London
  • Mintage 24,539,672
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