1916 King George V Perth Mint Gold Sovereign
Buy the 1916 King George V Perth Mint Gold Sovereign from The Perth Mint, featuring:
- Historic 1916 Perth Mint Gold Sovereign
- 22-Carat Gold
- Iconic St George and the Dragon Reverse Design
- Certificate of Authenticity
- Extremely Rare in Uncirculated Quality
The Perth Mint is proud to continue to offer sovereigns it provided one-hundred years ago.
Amongst the last sovereigns considered true circulation coins, with the global economic crisis engendered by World War I sounding the death knell for gold as a circulating medium, Australia’s 1916 Sovereigns are extremely rare in the upper echelons of quality.
All the Empire’s Sovereigns produced in Canada, India, South Africa, Australia and London were considered product of the London Mint. The sovereigns that were struck at The Perth Mint are classified as ‘scarce’, with just over 4 million produced in 1916.
Struck in 1916 at The Perth Mint and in a comparatively low number, this 1916 Sovereign is now available in lustrous uncirculated condition.
Historic 1916 Sovereigns
Struck from 7.98 grams of 22-carat gold and measuring 21.5mm in diameter, each coin is a genuine gold sovereign minted during World War I.
Iconic St George and the Dragon Reverse Design
The reverse of each coin portrays Benedetto Pistrucci's classic St George and the dragon design. The obverse of each sovereign depicts the original portrait of King George V which was represented from 1911 to 1928.
Prestigious Timber Case and Certificate
The 1916 King George V Perth Mint Gold Sovereign is housed in a lavish ebony timber case with a Certificate of Authenticity.