King's Sovereigns Head Type Set (3 Sovereigns)

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King's Sovereigns Head Type Set (3 Sovereigns)

Set Contains 1 each of the following examples :

King Edward VII Sovereigns 1902-1910

Obverse: King bare head facing right to the right, initials DeS denoting engraver George William De Saulles below center truncation.

Reverse: Classic St.George mounted with sword attacking the dragon. The date appears below the exergue line at the bottom with the small letters B.P. to the right. The mintmark 'M'/'P'/'S' denoting Melbourne / Perth / Sydney is located in center of ground line above date area. Examples struck at the London mint do not carry any mintmark. The new Canadian Mint 'C' opened in 1908, the sovereigns issued for Kind Edward VII are all rare, and are not included here.  

- Struck in 22ct gold
- Weight: 7.98g / Diameter: 22.05mm
- Obverse by George William De Saulles
- Featuring Reverse design of St George & the dragon by Benedetto Pistrucci
- Die Axis: ↑ ↑

King George V Sovereigns (Large Head) 1911-1928

Obverse: The King George V full gold sovereign, struck in 22ct gold, featuring the bust design by Bertram Mackennal, denoted by the initials 'B.M' in truncation.  

Reverse: Classic St George and the dragon reverse by Benedetto Pistrucci. The large head examples were struck for all years at various mints 1911-1928.
 
- Struck in 22ct gold
- Weight: 7.98g / Diameter: 22.05mm
- Obverse by Bertram Mackennal
- Featuring Reverse design of St George & the dragon by Benedetto Pistrucci
- Die Axis: ↑ / ↑

King George V (Small Head) Sovereigns 1929-1932

This is a mint of our choice, for specific scarce or rarer mints please contact us. 

Obverse: The King George V full gold sovereign, struck in 22ct gold, featuring the 2nd small bust design by Bertram Mackennal, denoted by the initials 'B.M' in truncation.

Reverse: Classic St George and the dragon reverse by Benedetto Pistrucci. The small head examples were struck for all years 1929-1932, at the Melbourne, Perth and Pretoria Mints, none were produced in London, and the 1932 only exists from the South African mint. 

- Struck in 22ct gold
- Weight: 7.98g / Diameter: 22.05mm
- Obverse by Bertram Mackennal
- Featuring Reverse design of St George & the dragon by Benedetto Pistrucci
- Die Axis: ↑ / ↑

Set Specification

- Number of Full Sovereigns: 3
- Fineness: .916
- Total Coin Weight: 23.94g (sovereign weighs can vary 7.96g-8.00g)
- Total Gold Content: 0.234 x 3 = 0.702 Troy ounces 

Some years for particular mints either do not exist or are particularly rare. If you are interested in the rare examples not on offer here, please contact us at sales@allgoldcoins.co.uk or use the contact form. The photos shown are examples only, the coin you will receive will be of your date choice, and will be of grades Good Very Fine - Extremely Fine.