1918 King George V Perth Mint Gold Sovereign

Issued in the centenary year of the classic St George and the Dragon design, these 1918 sovereigns are a landmark in the history of 'the most famous gold coin'.

Key features:

  • 22-carat (91.67% pure) gold
  • Iconic St George and the Dragon design
  • Extremely Fine to about Uncirculated quality
  • Over 100-year-old 1918 Perth Mint gold sovereign


Historic 1918 Sovereigns

Struck at The Perth Mint in the final year of the First World War, Australia's 'P' for Perth Mint Gold Sovereigns are struck from 7.98 grams of 22 carat gold and measure 21.5mm in diameter. Available in Extremely Fine to About Uncirculated Condition.

The Perth Mint produced 3,812,884 of the George 1918 V sovereigns of which a large portion were melted down for their gold value, making high grade 1918P Sovereigns difficult for collectors to acquire.

As we mark the centenary of the Armistice, and the conclusion of "the war to end all wars", we are offering the rare opportunity to secure these scarce 100-year-old gold coins - in premium grade.

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Iconic St George and the Dragon reverse design

The coin’s reverse features Benedetto Pistrucci’s classic St George and the dragon design. Also included is the year-date and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark. The obverse depicts the portrait of King George V.

Presentation packaging

Each coin is housed in a lavish black timber case with 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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