The decade preceding the First World War was a golden period for Britain and The Sovereign but soon the country and the world would be plunged into terrible darkness; and the conflict would exact an enormous cost in men, munitions and gold.
The Sovereigns of this period are renowned for their quality and accuracy, some of the finest ever produced, but many were melted down for bullion to finance the war effort. The coins that survive are highly sought-after by collectors.
This 1914 George V Sovereign was struck at The Royal Mint in London and features Benedetto Pistrucci's classic St George and the dragon design, while the portrait of George V by Bertram Mackennal adorns the obverse. This coin is presented in -Extremely Fine' condition.
|Alloy||22 Carat Gold|
|Reverse Designer||Benedetto Pistrucci|
|Obverse Designer||Bertram Mackennal|