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Coin - Sovereign, Victoria, Australia, 1915 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3205

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne
Sovereign 1915 M
Mint: Melbourne
Description:
A circular gold coin (22 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring a bare head of George V facing left; below, the artist's initials B.M.; around, GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN:REX F.D. IND:IMP: and on the reverse St. George on horseback holding short sword and wearing a helmet, cape and boots, the horse rearing over dragon whose side is pierced by a broken lance, the haft of the lance is on the ground behind the horse; the date, 1915 and artist's initials B.P. in exergue; the mint mark "M" in ground line above middle of date.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 21.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 7.987 g (Weight)

More information

Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Edgar Bertram Mackennal, Sculptor (1863-1931), HRH King George V (1865-1936), Melbourne Mint, Medal Makers, Victoria, Australia, Deputy Masters of the Melbourne Branch of the Royal Mint, Closure of Melbourne Mint, Melbourne Mint during World War II, Establishment of Melbourne Mint, 1872, Melbourne Mint
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia - Victoria
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Imperial
DateEra: 1915 AD
Denomination: Sovereign
Obverse Description: Head of George V facing left; on neck truncation, the artist's initials B.M.; around, GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN:REX F.D. IND:IMP:
Reverse Description: St. George on horseback holding short sword and wearing a helmet, cape and boots, the horse rearing over dragon whose side is pierced by a broken lance, the haft of the lance is on the ground behind the horse; the date, 1915 and artist's initials B.P. in exergue; the mint mark "M" in ground line above middle of date.
Edge Description: Milled
Inscriptions: Obverse: GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT:OMN:REX F.D.IND:IMP: B.M.
Reverse: 1915 M B.P.
Shape: round
Material: Gold
Issued By: King George V, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Mint: Melbourne (Mint), 1915
Artist: Sir Bertram Mackennal
Artist: Benedetto Pistrucci - Royal Mint, London

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