The 1911P gold coin was the first gold George V sovereign to be struck by The Perth Mint. Typical of all early George V sovereigns, the 1911 Perth Mint Gold Sovereign is rare in premium grade, making this release of About Uncirculated (aUnc) to Uncirculated (Unc) quality coins an exciting opportunity for collectors.
The 1911 sovereigns were among the last issued before the First World War, at a time the coins were still used in general circulation before the war made them a commodity. The vast majority of sovereigns from pre-WWI years are well worn, unaccounted for, or were melted down for their intrinsic value. Highly sought-after for their ‘first-issue’ status and near-flawless condition, the 1911 Perth Mint King George V Gold Sovereign is an outstanding offering of history, beauty and prestige.
Historic St George Design
The coin’s reverse portrays Benedetto Pistrucci's classic St George and the dragon design with the wyvern-like dragon being trampled by St George’s warhorse. Also included is The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
The coin features a large uncrowned bust of King George V facing left on its obverse.
Presentation Packaging and Certificate
Each coin is housed in an elegant black timber case and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
The Australian Minted Gold Sovereign Series 1855 – 1931 consists of 9 different types. The Sydney Mint Type 1 (1855 -1856), Sydney Mint Type 2 (1857 – 1870), Victorian Young Head Shield Reverse (1871 – 1887), Victorian Young Head St George Reverse (1871 – 1887), Victorian Jubilee Head (1887 – 1893), Victorian Veiled Head (1893 – 1901), King Edward VII, (1902 – 1910), King George V Large Head (1911 – 1928) and King George V Small Head (1929 – 1931).
The later King George V Sovereigns are either Very Scarce or Rare due to the mints cutting back on mintages. Dates: 1919M, 1920M & S, 1921S & M, 1922S & M, 1923S, 1924S & P, 1925P, 1926P, S & M, 1927P, 1928M & P, 1929M, 1930M & 1931M.
Sovereigns could be produced at one mint, two mints or at all mints, and when enough coins were thought to be in circulation no sovereigns were produced at all. Australian Sovereigns can be collected by Date, Type, and Mint mark or by a combination of these.