British Colonial - London: 1871-1885
St George Sovereign - Queen Victoria

Benedetto Pistrucci's engraving of St. George slaying the Dragon is what is most associated with the Sovereign. It was first introduced in 1817 and used till 1825 when it was replaced with a Armorial shield, used from 1825 to 1874 in Royal Mint in London. The St. George design was reintroduced in 1871 and has since been the primary design.

MetalGold 0.916
AlloyAg/Cu 0.??
Diameter22.1 mm
Thickness1.5 mm
Weight Legal7.99 gms
Weight7.95 gms
MintRoyal, London
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Obverse :Young Head of Queen Victoria to left. Hair bound with double fillet and collected up into a knot behind. Above along periphery legend VICTORIA D:G:BRITANNIAR:REG:F:D: . Engraver Willium Wyon put his initials W.W. incuse at the rear, below the truncation
Reverse : St. George with Steamer flowing from Helmet, mounted on horse rearing right, slaying with sword in right hand, the dragon on ground. Mint Year below the representation of ground, with designer Benedetto Pistrucci's initials B.P. to the right.

Note Young Head Queen Victoria, St George Sovereigns were minted with Mint mark on obverse below the truncation.
Type Royal MintStart End Mint Mark
Type IIALondon 1871 1885 None
Type IIBMelbourne 1872 1887 M
Type IICSydney 1871 1887 S

Minted after 1869 they would become legal tender in Ceylon only after the sovereign was re-legalised by Proclamation of King Edward VII in 1901. They would have only come to Ceylon in circulation, not by importation by Government of Ceylon.

Ref: The Gold Sovereign. by M. A. Marsh.
1999, Cambridge U.K., 2nd ed. 118pp. Illustr. colour

The Sovereign was scanned at 600 dpi and displayed at 300 dpi It was obtained in USA around 2000.