UK Full Sovereign Gold Coin George V 1911-1932

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If you're ready to sell your items to us you can post them to us via Royal Mail. Full instructions can be found below.


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Items can be posted to us - we recommend using Royal Mail Special Delivery service to ensure your goods are delivered securely. Alternatively, they can be brought into our secure showroom upon appointment. 

Step 1: Download, print, and complete our 'Sell To Us' form and include this inside your parcel with your securely wrapped items.

Step 2: Send your parcel to Atkinsons, PO Box 18513, Sutton Coldfield, B73 9XB. Royal Mail Special Delivery should be used to safely post your items. Parcels can be insured up to £2,500.00. Parcels with a value exceeding this should be split into packs each containing a value of less than £2,500.00.

Step 3: When your parcel has arrived with us, our purchasing team will contact you to agree the finalised price. Payment can then be made by bank transfer, with funds appearing in your account within 72 hours.  There may be an option to have a same day payment subject to limits and cut off times (a charge of £25 is applicable).  Personal cheques are also available if preferred.

If you have any further questions please contact one of our experienced team on 0121 355 0620 or email

Please Note: Quotations are an indication of the price only, based on the current metal price. The actual price you receive will be based on the live metal price when we receive your items. All goods are tested to verify weight and purity.

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King George V  appeared on Sovereigns from 1911. Although he reigned up until 1936, Sovereigns featuring his portrait were only produced up until 1932. The portrait is of an uncrowned King and he faces to the left on these coins. Coins are stuck in medal alignment.

The modern British sovereigns feature Benedetto Pistrucci's design depicting George & the Dragon on the reverse. They have been struck both at the Royal Mint and at branch mints since 1817.

  • Each coin weighs 7.98g and is 916.7 22ct Gold.
  • Dimensions: Diameter: 22.05mm Thickness: 1.52mm.  

Other Information

During King George V reign a further two mint branches were opened in India (1918) and South Africa (1923). Therefore, George V Sovereigns were minted at the London Mint and 6 other locations. Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Canada, India and South Africa. George V is the only British monarch to have issued sovereigns at London and all six Royal Mint branches that are overseas.

All sovereigns are identical with the exception of the small mint mark to identify where they were struck. The mint mark can be found on the reverse and is located under the George and the Dragon.

The beginning of the First World War effectively marked the end of the sovereign as a coin in daily circulation. After 1917 sovereigns featuring George V were not produced in London, with exception to 1925. These coins were produced to replace stocks of worn and lightweight coins.

Product Type Coin
Weight 7.98
Country United Kingdom
Manufacturer The Royal Mint
The Royal Mint
Fine Content 7.32
Fineness 916.7
Finish Bullion