1918 Indian Sovereign

£475.00

The sovereign is made of 22 carat gold, and weighs 7.98 grams. It contains 0.2354 ounce of fine gold.

Only 1,294,352 sovereigns were struck at the Bombay Mint in 1918.

This was the only year a sovereign was struck in India.

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Description

The 1918 Indian Sovereign depicts Benedetto Pistrucci’s famous portrayal of St George slaying the dragon can be seen on the reverse of the coin. A small ‘I’ just above the date indicates the sovereign was produced in Bombay, India.

King George V’s portrait can be seen on the obverse of the coin.

The sovereign is made of 22 carat gold, and weighs 7.98 grams. It contains 0.2354 ounce of fine gold.

Only 1,294,352 sovereigns were struck at the Bombay Mint in 1918.

This was the only year a sovereign was struck in India.

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King George V ascended to the throne in 1910 on the death of his father, King Edward VII. He was crowned king in 1911, and reigned until his death in 1936. Gold Sovereigns were minted in all corners of the British Empire during his reign, including London, Ottawa, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Pretoria and Bombay. Each coin has it’s own history behind it, the gold used to make it, where it was struck, and how it came to be here today. A gold sovereign has a face value of £1, and is still a legal tender coin today (Although you wouldn’t want to spend it for a £1 anymore!). The 1918 Indian sovereign would be an ideal birthday present or special gift.

 

M J Hughes Coins are members of the British Numismatic Trade Association – www.bnta.net. We are coin dealers based in Alton, Hampshire (Where we have a shop location). We are always interested in purchasing any coins that you may have for sale, particularly Royal Mint issues and gold coins. We are happy to make no obligation offers, and purchase from a single coin to an entire gold coin collection. You would be more than welcome to visit our shop, or we are happy to travel to you. Please get in contact with us if you would like to discuss further.