1916 King George V M,S,P Sovereign EF-aUNC
- Comprises genuine artefacts of Australia's WWI experience!
- Struck during the year Australia joined Britain on the Western Front.
- Comprises one 1916-dated Sovereign each from three branches of the Royal Mint: Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.
- In splendid EF-aUnc Condition!
- Presented in a prestigious timber case with a Certificate.
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The Gold Sovereigns struck during WWI enable the collector to create a powerful connection with those who served Australia with such distinction in 'the war to end all wars'. Downies is delighted to offer a tiny number of the 1916 Sovereign Trio - in Extremely Fine to about Uncirculated quality!
Uniting the timeless beauty of Pistrucci's St George & the Dragon reverse with the distinguished features of King George V, all WWI sovereigns are scarce today. Whilst in part due to the low mintages, and the number melted for the gold in the century since struck, the difficulty in tracking down WWI dates is largely due to the fact that these coins are inextricably linked with Australia's Baptism of Fire.
These sovereigns were struck in a year defined by multiple historic WWI milestones, as Australia joined the British troops on the Western Front. Given their provenance, each one of the three coins in your trio represents Australian history that you can hold in your hands. Demand following the centenary of Australia's first forays in France and Belgium has naturally been extremely strong, making 1916 sovereigns even harder to track down than before.
Comprising three sovereigns struck at the branches of the Royal Mint in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney respectively, each trio is set in a timber case with a Certificate of Authenticity.