• A genuine Sovereign struck out of Bombay 100 years ago
• Only issued from Bombay for one year
• Issued out of Bombay after it was deemed too precarious to send gold by boat to the UK from South Africa during the Great War
• Struck from 22 Carat Gold to the same specification as today’s Sovereigns
• Limited numbers available
Why I recommend the 1918 Bombay Sovereign…
Issued 100 years ago, the Bombay Sovereign was unique. It is the shortest lived Sovereign of all time, being issued for one year only.
Almost 1.3m Sovereigns were struck out of India. If that sounds like a lot, consider that almost 25 million were struck out of London during the Great War, but – and this is significant – none came out of London in 1918.
This is a coin that represents a key time in our history. 1918 is a year that helped shape the world as we know it and with this Sovereign only being struck in that one year, it’s a Sovereign that belongs in every serious collection.
Alex Hanrahan, Managing Consultant
George V Bombay Gold Sovereign
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- Diameter: 22.05mm
- Weight: 7.98g
- Metal: 22 Carat Gold
- Year of Issue: 1918
- Obverse: King George V
- Reverse: St George & the Dragon by Benedetto Pistrucci
- Country of Issue: United Kingdom
- Mint: Bombay