1926 SA - BRITISH SOVEREIGN - GEORGE V - GOLD COIN

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  • Sold Date: Jul 24,2009
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1926 SA - BRITISH SOVEREIGN - GEORGE V - GOLD COIN
Coin sold is as pictured. I will ship the coin via US Priority Mail with insurance. Good luck! Country: GREAT BRITAIN Date: 1926 George V (Pretoria, South Africa Mint) Denomination: Full Sovereign Reported Mintage: 11,107,611 (Pretoria, South Africa) Diameter: 22.05 mm Thickness (Depth) 1.0 to 1.4 mms Weight: 7.9881 grams Alloy: 22 carat gold = 0.917 parts per 1000 Actual gold content = 7.3224 grams or 0.235421 troy ounces Obverse Design: Portrait of George V - George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert; 3 June 1865 – 20 January 1936) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions , and Emperor of India , from 1910 through World War I (1914–1918) until his death in 1936. He was the first British monarch of the House of Windsor , which he created from the British branch of the German House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha . Reverse Design: A new reverse design was introduced featuring Saint George slaying a dragon, designed by a brilliant young Italian engraver, Benedetto Pistrucci. This beautiful classic design remains on our gold sovereigns today, almost two hundred years later, and for most of its life must have been one of the worlds most widely recognised coins. This first St. George design was within a garter, and was used from 1817 to 1820. For George IV the garter was removed, and the dragon fight continued from 1821 to 1825, in conjunction with a laureate portrait of the King. Grading Opinion: at least VF

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