Sri Lanka - Fantasy Quarter Sovereign
1917 King George V

The Gold sovereigns became Bullion after 1925. With the scarcity of genuine sovereign in the Sri Lanka market, they are now replicated by many Jewellery Stores for sale to those who require Sovereigns for gifts.

SPECIFICATIONS
DenominationSovereign
MetalGold 0.916
AlloyAg/Cu 0.28
Diameter17.9 mm
Thickness0.6 mm
Weight Legal4.00 gms
Weight2.03 gms
ShapeRound
EdgeMilled
Die-Axis
CastSri Lanka
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Obverse : The bare head of King George~V facing left. Around periphery legend GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT : OMN:REX:F.D:IND:IMP: .
Reverse: St. George with Steamer flowing from Helmet, mounted on horse rearing right, slaying with sword in right hand, the dragon on ground. Year 1917 below the representation of ground.

This is a Fantasy and not a replica since King George~V Quarter Sovereigns were never issued. It reflects the need for lower denominations of gold sovereigns as value of Gold increases. The Royal Mint issued the First official Quarter Sovereign only in 2009, to meet the same demand.

The fantasy Quarter Sovereign was scanned at 600 dpi and displayed at 300 dpi. It was purchased in 2015 August as Bullion from a collector who had a few as an investment.