South Africa Gold Sovereign

South Africa Gold Sovereign

Pretoria mint in South Africa started the production of South Africa Gold Sovereign in 1923.

The first branch mint to strike sovereigns was Sydney in Australia. It made good sense to produce British sovereigns close to the gold mining source areas, rather than ship the gold to London to be made into coin, then possibly ship it back again.
In 1872, the Melbourne mint followed.

The Perth, Australia mint started production of sovereigns in 1899, and the Ottawa mint in Canada started in 1908.

Mintage Information:

South Africa Gold Sovereign were produced at the Pretoria Mint in the following years:

Date    Mintage
1923    406
1924    2,660
1925    6,086,624
1926    11,107,611
1927    16,379,704
1928    18,235,057
1929    12,024,107
1930    10,027,756
1931    8,511,792
1932    1,066,680
Total    83,442,397



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