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New Military Coins from The Royal Mint
ENGRAVED IN HISTORY
New Military Coins from The Royal Mint
ENGRAVED IN HISTORY

Although the production of gold Sovereigns in England slowed down in 1917, various branch mints across the world, such as those in Canada, Australia, India and South Africa, continued to produce the coin. One way to distinguish these Sovereigns from each other is by looking at the mint mark at the base of the reverse of the coin, positioned beneath the image of St George, which indicates a coin’s origin.

The obverse features a left-facing, uncrowned portrait of George V, skilfully created by the renowned Australian sculptor and medallist Edgar Bertram Mackennal, whose work the king avidly admired. George V acceded to the throne in May 1910 following the death of his father, Edward VII, and his coronation coincided with the release of his inaugural Sovereign in 1911.

Specification

Specification Value
Denomination Sovereign
Alloy 22 Carat Gold
Weight 7.98 g
Diameter 22.05mm
Reverse Designer Benedetto Pistrucci
Specification Value
Obverse Designer Bertram Mackennal
Quality Circulating
Year 1918
Pure Metal Type Gold
Mint Mark S
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