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Due to the first world war, it was difficult to safely transport gold to Great Britain but the United Kingdom still needed new coinage produced. Therefore, The Royal Mint established branch mints in overseas territories. These were located at Ottawa in Canada, Bombay in India and Melbourne, Perth and Sydney in Australia.

Each of the Sovereigns produced by these branch mints carries their own mint mark just below the horse on Benedetto Pistrucci's iconic reverse design. 'C' for Canada, 'I' for India, 'M' for Melbourne, 'P' for Perth and 'S' for Sydney.



1918 Sovereign

Specification Value
Denomination £1
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
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