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Australia George V Small Head

1931-P  Full Sovereign reverse 1931-P  Full Sovereign obverse

1931-P Full Sovereign

Reverse Designer:Benedetto Pistrucci Obverse Designer:Sir E. B. MacKennel Size:22mm Weight:7.99g Edge:Reeded Composition:91.67% Gold
8.33% Copper


Sales History


The Perth mint series is relatively easy to complete with all dates available in mint state for close to bullion value. The 1929 is the scarcest to acquire in mint state while the 1930 and 1931 are readily available from MS62 to MS64. The 1931 is available with both a matte and brilliant finish. While the matte finish is slightly scarcer, the brilliant finish tends to sell higher due to a more attractive appearance. The matte finish appears to be the only type to turn up in MS65 or higher with the brilliant finish piece usually being softly struck up. Image not found: Image not found: The matte finish 1931-P Image not found: Image not found: The brilliant finish 1931-P Short of the 1931 Perth matte finish, the entire series is plagued by soft, undetailed strikes which limits typical mint state grades to MS64 with the series scarcely appearing in better grades. Type set collectors will be challenged if seeking the series in higher mint state grades.

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