On the obverse of the coins from the reign of King George V is a left-profile bust of the King of England. George V had two designs available during his reign, with the longest one in use from 1911 until 1925. The latter design was featured on coinage from 1926 until his death in 1936 and throughout most of that year as his predecessor, Edward VIII abdicated before a new design came into circulation.
The obverse of Great Britain Gold Sovereign coins issued during the reign of King George VI. The second son of King George V, he spent most of his life as second-in-line to the throne behind his brother Edward VIII. However, his brother would abdicate the throne to marry Wallis Simpson and leave him to ascend the throne as King George VI. Most of his reign is captured in one design featured on the obverse of gold sovereigns.
On the reverse of Great Britain Gold Sovereign coins, youll always find the image of St. George battling the dragon. Designed for the reintroduction of gold sovereigns in 1817 by Benedetto Pistrucci, this design showcases St. George on horseback as he stampedes the dragon.
All gold sovereigns are produced by the Royal Mint. Modern gold sovereigns are produced only by the Royal Mints facility in southern Wales, but former commonwealth mints and other Royal Mint locations also struck gold sovereigns for use throughout the British Empire.