1914 George V Half-Sovereign | The Royal Mint

1914 George V Half-Sovereign

Extremely Fine

  • Year-dated 1914
  • Struck in the heyday of the British gold coinage
  • King George V obverse portrait with the classic Pistrucci St George and the Dragon on the reverse
  • A Half-Sovereign in 22 carat gold
  • An original, circulated coin in ‘Extremely Fine’ condition
Price: £295.00
  • Awaiting Stock
  • Shipping late June
  • Product code: HISS1914

1914 George V Half-Sovereign

In 1914 Britain’s gold coinage was the envy of the world with The Sovereign regarded as the very pinnacle of the standards maintained by The Royal Mint. But as war broke out across Europe, Britain would need gold bullion, a finite resource, to finance the war effort. Within months this world famous gold coin was no longer used in everyday transactions. This ‘Extra Fine’ Half-Sovereign features the coinage portrait of King George V created by Bertram Mackennal, a highly regarded Australian artist and a favourite of the king.

Alloy 22 Carat Gold
Reverse Designer Benedetto Pistrucci
Obverse Designer Bertram Mackennal
Year 1914
Pure Metal Type Gold

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