1911-1932 Great Britain Gold Sovereign, King George V, Circulated


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From Henry the VII in 1489 to George the V, the gold Sovereign has been recognized for centuries as a premier gold coin. Although the Sovereign bore no denomination, it was struck throughout the British Empire in 22K gold and weighed 7.9 grams. So it grew to become the most trusted coin in the world. Reportedly, survival kits of Allied aircrews and secret agents during World War II even carried them. Now rarely seen, gold Sovereigns of George V are important, as they are among the last released for circulation portraying a British king.

The obverse of your beautifully detailed gold Sovereign displays the portrait of the king, and the reverse, the classic image of St. George and the dragon - considered a masterpiece of coin art. Recall a vanished golden age with this seldom-seen coin!