Sovereign 1930, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Sovereign 1930, Coin from United Kingdom (demonetised 1971)
CoinSovereign 1930

A gold coin (22.05 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring the effigy of King George V facing left; around, GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F:D: IND: IMP:.

The reverse features St. George on horseback holding a short sword in his right hand, the horse rearing to right over a fallen dragon which has a broken lance in its chest; in exergue, the date, 1930 and the artist's initials B.P.; the mint mark is in the ground above the middle of the date.

Not every date exists for gold sovereigns. The London mint virtually stopped producing sovereigns after 1916, except for 1925. From 1917, the branch mints continued to issue most of the sovereign production. In 1930 a total of three mints issued sovereigns, Melbourne and Perth in Australia, and Pretoria Mint in South Africa.

1930 sovereigns have a smaller head portrait of King George V. The earlier portrait had been used from 1911 to 1928 inclusive, the small head portrait was used from 1929 to 1932 inclusive, making these quite desirable from a type collectors point of view.

MintMint markTotal Mintage
Pretoria Mint Letters SA 10,027,756 (10.0 million)
Perth Mint Letter P 1,915,352 (1.9 million)
Melbourne Mint Letter M 77,574
Obverse
United Kingdom / Sovereign 1930 - obverse photo

"Small" head of King 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:

Obverse Inscription GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT: OMN: REX F.D.IND:IMP:
Reverse
United Kingdom / Sovereign 1930 - reverse photo

St. George on horseback holding a short sword in his right hand, the horse rearing to right over a fallen dragon which has a broken lance in its chest; in exergue, the date, 1930 and the artist's initials B.P.; the mint mark is in the ground above the middle of the date.

Reverse Inscription 1930
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Sovereign 1930: Known varieties
Variety Proof (Melbourne Mint)
Mintage Issued: unknown
Sovereign 1930: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Mint Melbourne Mint and Perth Mint
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint Pretoria Mint
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Mintage Melbourne Mint and Perth Mint mintage
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage Pretoria Mint mintage
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Varieties link Proof (Melbourne Mint)
Showing 48 from a total of 148 coins of type: Sovereign (Pre-Decimal)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Sovereign 1898 12,418,485 Queen Victoria - Veiled Head VICTORIA DEI . GRA . BRITT . REGINA . FID . DEF . IND . IMP
Sovereign 1899 17,045,127 Queen Victoria - Veiled Head VICTORIA DEI . GRA . BRITT . REGINA . FID . DEF . IND . IMP
Sovereign 1900 20,604,734 Queen Victoria - Veiled Head VICTORIA DEI . GRA . BRITT . REGINA . FID . DEF . IND . IMP
Sovereign 1901 11,467,982 Queen Victoria - Veiled Head VICTORIA DEI . GRA . BRITT . REGINA . FID . DEF . IND . IMP
Sovereign 1902 16,122,198 King Edward VII - Bare Head EDWARDVS VII D:G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Sovereign 1903 19,891,190 King Edward VII - Bare Head EDWARDVS VII D:G: BRITT. OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Sovereign 1904 21,278,022 King Edward VII - Bare Head EDWARDVS VII D:G: BRITT. OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Sovereign 1905 17,198,434 King Edward VII - Bare Head EDWARDVS VII D:G: BRITT. OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Sovereign 1906 21,746,651 King Edward VII - Bare Head EDWARDVS VII D:G: BRITT. OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Sovereign 1907 29,302,643 King Edward VII - Bare Head EDWARDVS VII D:G: BRITT. OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Sovereign 1908 21,702,207 King Edward VII - Bare Head EDWARDVS VII D:G: BRITT: OMN: REX F:D: IND: IMP:
Sovereign 1909 21,784,151 King Edward VII - Bare Head EDWARDVS VII D:G: BRITT. OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Sovereign 1910 32,287,808 King Edward VII - Bare Head EDWARDVS VII D:G: BRITT. OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Sovereign 1911 40,048,431 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Sovereign 1912 39,292,322 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT: OMN: REX F.D.IND:IMP:
Sovereign 1913 33,750,854 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT: OMN: REX F.D.IND:IMP:
Sovereign 1914 20,118,033 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT: OMN: REX F.D.IND:IMP:
Sovereign 1915 27,652,715 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT: OMN: REX F.D.IND:IMP:
Sovereign 1916 8,171,636 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT: OMN: REX F.D.IND:IMP:
Sovereign 1917 7,741,314 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT: OMN: REX F.D.IND:IMP:
Sovereign 1918 13,900,265 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT: OMN: REX F.D.IND:IMP:
Sovereign 1919 5,480,498 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT: OMN: REX F.D.IND:IMP:
Sovereign 1920 3,311,196 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT: OMN: REX F.D.IND:IMP:
Sovereign 1921 3,339,481 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT: OMN: REX F.D.IND:IMP:
Sovereign 1922 3,485,190 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT: OMN: REX F.D.IND:IMP:
Sovereign 1923 3,051,743 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT: OMN: REX F.D.IND:IMP:
Sovereign 1924 2,139,740 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT: OMN: REX F.D.IND:IMP:
Sovereign 1925 21,276,258 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT: OMN: REX F.D.IND:IMP:
Sovereign 1926 13,663,346 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT: OMN: REX F.D.IND:IMP:
Sovereign 1927 18,073,404 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT: OMN: REX F.D.IND:IMP:
Sovereign 1928 19,981,682 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT: OMN: REX F.D.IND:IMP:
Sovereign 1929 14,067,451 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT: OMN: REX F.D.IND:IMP:
Sovereign 1930 12,020,682 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT: OMN: REX F.D.IND:IMP:
Sovereign 1931 9,743,139 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT: OMN: REX F.D.IND:IMP:
Sovereign 1932 1,066,680 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT: OMN: REX F.D.IND:IMP:
Sovereign 1937 Edward VIII (not released) 6 King Edward VIII - Bare Head EDWARDVS VIII D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP.
Sovereign 1937 (Proof only) 5,501 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP.
Sovereign 1953 (not released) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH II DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REGINA F: D: +
Sovereign 1957 2,072,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA . F: D: +
Sovereign 1958 8,700,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Sovereign 1959 1,385,228 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA . F: D: +
Sovereign 1962 3,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA . F: D: +
Sovereign 1963 7,400,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA . F: D: +
Sovereign 1964 3,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA . F: D: +
Sovereign 1965 3,800,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA . F: D: +
Sovereign 1966 7,050,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA . F: D: +
Sovereign 1967 5,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA . F: D: +
Sovereign 1968 4,203,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA . F: D: +
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Sovereign 1930: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Coin TypeSovereign (St George)
Issued1930
MonarchKing George V
EffigyKing George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
Face Value1 (x Pound)
Total Mintage12,020,682 (12.0 million)
CurrentNo; demonetised 1971
Material0.9167 Gold
DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationCoin Alignment (Axis 6)
Size22.050 mm
Thickness1.520 mm
Mass7.988 g
OCC IDZQRA-PEBN-CWRQ-EYJD
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Sovereign 1930: Photos
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South Africa, George V, Sovereign, 1930
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South Africa, George V, Sovereign, 1930
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Proof Coin - Sovereign, Australia, 1930
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Notes: Perth Mint. Proof.
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Proof Coin - Sovereign, Australia, 1930
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Notes: Perth Mint. Proof.
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Coin - Sovereign, Western Australia, Australia, 1930
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Notes: Perth Mint.
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Coin - Sovereign, Western Australia, Australia, 1930
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Notes: Perth Mint.
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Sovereign 1930: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Friedberg, Gold Coins of the WorldAustralia 39 (Melbourne Mint) and 40 (Perth Mint)
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 32 (Melbourne and Perth Mints)
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4000 (Melbourne Mint) and 4002 (Perth Mint)
McDonald, Australian Coins and BanknotesMcD 291 (Melbourne Mint) and McD 292 (Perth Mint)
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote ValuesS198 (Melbourne Mint) and S199 (Perth Mint)
Friedberg, Gold Coins of the WorldSouth Africa 5 (Pretoria Mint)
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsSouth Africa KM# A22 (Pretoria Mint)
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4005 (Pretoria Mint)