• An original Sovereign from the start of WWI
• Struck from 22 Carat Gold to the same specification as today’s Sovereigns
• Used by allied troops as bargaining tools if captured and rumoured to be used by Lawrence of Arabia to sway Arab tribes to join the Allied fight
• Limited numbers available
Why I recommend this original Sovereign from 1914...
Sovereigns issued during the First World War are significant to collectors and none more so than the 1914 issue, representing the beginning of the Great War.
They would have been struck in branch mints across the British Empire and used by soldiers stationed around the world as a bargaining tool if they were captured.
Sovereigns were also believed to be used by Lawrence of Arabia to sway local tribes to join the Allied fight and were used as a reward for Arabs who returned any downed allied airmen to safety.
The war impacted on the Sovereign – eventually being removed from circulation and replaced by bank notes, but it was still struck throughout WWI, mostly in overseas branch mints.
As a coin, it’s hard to find more historically significant issue than the 1914 Sovereign. It represents a vitally important part of history, making it a must for any collector.
Alex Hanrahan, Managing Consultant
1914 George V Gold Sovereign
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- Diameter: 22.05mm
- Weight: 7.98g
- Metal: 22 Carat Gold
- Year of Issue: 1914
- Obverse: King George V
- Reverse: St George & the Dragon by Benedetto Pistrucci
- Country of Issue: United Kingdom