Western Australian history

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 1914 Sovereigns are extremely rare in the upper echelons of quality.

Struck at The Perth Mint and with a comparatively low mintage, the 1914 Sovereign is now available in lustrous Extremely Fine to about Uncirculated condition.

Historic 1914 Perth Mint gold sovereign

Struck from 7.98 grams of 22-carat (91.67%pure) gold and measuring 22.05mm in diameter, each coin is a genuine gold sovereign minted at the start of World War I.

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Iconic St George and the Dragon design

Graded Unc, the coin's reverse portrays Benedetto Pistrucci's classic St George and the Dragon design, and includes The Perth Mint's traditional 'P' mintmark. Each obverse depicts the original portrait of King George V which was represented from 1911 to 1928.

Presentation packaging and certificate

The 1914 King George V Perth Mint Gold Sovereign is housed in a lavish black timber case with a certificate of authenticity.







Gold Content (Troy oz)


Fineness (% purity)


Minimum Gross Weight (g)


Maximum Diameter (mm)



Extremely Fine - about Uncirulated


Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal design of H.M. King George V

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