1925 Great Britain Gold Sovereign Coin 22K George V London Mint BU With Capsule

1925 Great Britain Gold Sovereign Coin 22K George V London Mint BU With Capsule
1925 Great Britain Gold Sovereign Coin 22K George V London Mint BU With Capsule
1925 Great Britain Gold Sovereign Coin 22K George V London Mint BU With Capsule
1925 Great Britain Gold Sovereign Coin 22K George V London Mint BU With Capsule
1925 Great Britain Gold Sovereign Coin 22K George V London Mint BU With Capsule

1925 Great Britain Gold Sovereign Coin 22K George V London Mint BU With Capsule
Hello and thank you for viewing my listing. We are proud to offer this gorgeous buttery, rich and lustrous 1925 Great Britain Gold Sovereign Coin made of pure 22K Gold with the face of King George V. It was made by the London Mint and appears to be in brilliant uncirculated "BU" condition and comes safely encased in a free Airtite brand coin Capsule. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I will consider any offer. 2354 oz actual Gold weight. Multiples of 40 are packaged in tubes. Lesser quantities will be in protective packaging. Obverse: Depicts the bust of King George V. Reverse: Features a rendition of St. George mounted on horseback slaying a dragon, designed by Benedetto Pistrucci. Minted at the The Royal Mint. BRITAIN, GEORGE V GOLD SOVEREIGN 1925. OBVERSE: The King's bare head facing left. Designed by Edgar Bertram Mackennal. George mounted and slaying Dragon with sword. Date at the bottom with small letters B. WEIGHT: 7.9887g (0.917 gold).

George V, Sovereign, 1925, struck in the reign of George VI c. Recut on truncation, rev St George slaying dragon with sword, date in exergue, tiny B.

Very distinct to upper right, edge coarser milling with higher rims, 7.98g (Marsh 220; MCE 646; S 3996). Calendar year mintages: 1925=3,520,431; 1949=138,000; 1951=318,000.

1952=430,000 Total output dated 1925 = 4,406,431 When collectors. Started to collect the modern gold Sovereign just after World War II, the. 1925 Sovereign was always a challenging coin to find, as its issue was for Bank of England gold reserves only. The reissue of 1925 dated Sovereigns in the reign of George VI occurred because of a need for more coins in the gold reserve of the Bank of England. George VI dies were perhaps not used as the only issues of Sovereigns for the reign were commemorative patterns with plain edges in 1937 and so had never been authorised for currency, hence the 1925 George V designs were used again.

These later coins eventually started to find their way into the hands of collectors and any premium on 1925 dated coins as a great rarity was soon eradicated. Sovereign as we have here has a high rim and recut initials on the truncation. If an original 1925 Sovereign could be found we would expect it to have a less prominent rim and shallower initials. King Edward VIll ruled from this accession day until abdication, 11 December 1936, having never been crowned.

The coinage of the reign of King George V features a bare head portrait of the King facing to the left by the Australian sculptor, Edgar Bertram Mackennal (12 June 1863 - 10 October 1931), whose initials appear on the truncation of the bust and with the titles georgivs v d: g: britt: omn: rex. F: d: ind: imp: Mackennal was famed for his artistic sculptures, but became more numismatically interesting, as the designer of the Olympic Medals for the London Olympic Games of 1908. One other Royal commission was to design the tomb for King Edward VII at St George's Chapel, Windsor.

He was also the first Australian citizen to be knighted, in 1921 and was admitted to the Royal Academy in 1922. Had the London Mint continued to produce gold Sovereigns from 1928, like some of the Colonial Mints did, then a smaller portrait of George V would no doubt have appeared as at Melbourne, Perth and Pretoria.

More significantly, the reverses of these Colonial small head pieces are revised and the ww initials disappear at last. Married: Mary of Teck, 6 July 1893. Coronation: Thursday, 22 June 1911, second Coronation as Emperor of India at the Delhi Durbar, Tuesday, 12 December 1911. Children: Five sons, one daughter. Died: 20 January 1936, aged 70.


1925 Great Britain Gold Sovereign Coin 22K George V London Mint BU With Capsule