Pound, South Africa, 1926, Gold - obverse
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Pound, South Africa, 1926, Gold

South Africa, 1926, Gold Pound, King George V(1923 to 1932) - Sovereign

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The sovereign is by far the most popular coin in the series and it is widely traded worldwide.

Varieties: 

  • 1923 to 1928
  • 1929 to 1932 Slightly smaller head
  • 1928 to 1932 Very minor changes

Coin Specifications

Country

South Africa

Year

1926(1923-1932)

Value

One Pound, Pound, £1  

Metal

Gold 0.9166, Copper 0.0834 (22crt)

Gold Content 7.3224gm

Weight

7.988gm

Diameter

22.00mm

Thickness

1.55mm

Obverse Design

Betram Mackennal(BM)

Reverse Design

Benedetto Pistrucci(B.P.)

Shape

Round

Demonetized

Yes

Obverse

Portrait of King George V without Crown

Lettering:
GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT:OMN:REX F.D.IND:IMP:

Reverse

Features St. George on horseback slaying a dragon

Lettering:

1926

Edge

Reeded

 

Mintage

Proof Mintage

1923

719

655

1924

3,184

/

1925

6,086,264

/

1926

11,107,611

/

1927

16,379,704

/

1928

18,235,057

2

1929

12,024,756

1

1930

10,0277,756

/

1931

8,511,792

/

1932

1,066,680

/

Hern S341
Material
Gold
Shape
Round
Time
1900s
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