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1914 George V London Mint Sovereign EF

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George V was the monarch of Great Britain during the First World War and grandfather of the present-day Queen Elizabeth II. A quiet and somewhat socially awkward man, George’s inspiration came from the fact that he seemed more like the common man than any of his predecessors and his reign is seen now as something of a bridge between the old Victorian age, and the present world we live in today. George’s reputed last words were: “Bugger Bognor!” (When told by his doctor he would soon be well enough to visit Bognor Regis.)

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George V (1910-36), gold sovereign, 1914, London Mint, bare head left, B.M. raised on truncation for engraver Bertram Mackennal, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT:OMN:REX F.D.IND:IMP: (“George V, by the Grace of God, King of all the Britons, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India”), rev. struck en médaille, St. George on horseback slaying dragon with sword right, plumed helmet with three-strand streamer, horse with long tail, ending in three strands, with one spur higher up at curve, broken lance on ground-line to left, tiny WWP raised under lance for Master of the Mint, William Wellesley Pole, date in exergue, tiny B.P. raised in upper right of exergue for engraver Benedetto Pistrucci, edge milled (Marsh 216; M.C.E. 642; S.3996). Extremely fine. Calendar year mintage 11,501,117.

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