1925 George V Sovereign Very Fine | The Royal Mint

1925 George V Sovereign Very Fine

  • This coin only exists because in 1925 Winston Churchill, who was Chancellor of the Exchequer and Master of The Royal Mint at the time, decided to reintroduce Britain to the Gold Standard
  • Never intended to be released
  • George V obverse portrait by Bertram MacKennal with the classic Pistrucci St George and the Dragon on the reverse
  • A Sovereign in 22 carat gold
  • Comes with a free book - ‘In The Money – A guide to the coins that shaped Britain’ by Dominic Chorney
Price: £530.00
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  • Product code: HISSOV25

1925 George V Sovereign

1925 was the year of the births of Margaret Thatcher, Peter Sellers and Paul Newman, a year that saw then Chancellor of the Exchequer and Master of the Mint, Winston Churchill, announce that Britain would return to the gold standard. Since the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, Sovereign production had declined, the coin minted mainly by branch mints from 1916. In 1925, Sovereigns were struck in London once more, a singular year indeed. 1925 Sovereigns were struck again in 1949, 1951 and 1952, which are available to purchase from The Royal Mint.

1925 George V Sovereign Very Fine

Alloy 22 Carat Gold
Reverse Designer Benedetto Pistrucci
Obverse Designer Bertram MacKennal
Year 1925
Pure Metal Type Gold

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