Hier der Passus aus dem Baldwin- Katalog ( Bentley - Collection ) aus dem Jahr 2012:
"... Sovereign, 1925, struck in the reign of George VI c.1949-1952, bare head left, B.M. recut on truncation, rev St George slaying dragon with sword, date in exergue, tiny B.P. very distinct to upper right, edge coarser milling with higher rims, 7.98g (Marsh 220; MCE 646; S 3996). Toned, uncirculate d ex Randy Weir Numismatics, Unionville, Ontario, Canada, purchased 23rd April 1993 Calendar year mintages: 1925=3,520,431; 1949=138,000; 1951=318,000; 1952=430,000 Total output dated 1925 = 4,406,431 When collectors started to collect the modern gold Sovereign just after World War II, the 1925 Sovereign was always a challenging coin to find, as its issue was for Bank of England gold reserves only. This, coupled with the Gold Standard Act of 1925 meant that the Treasury banknotes were no longer convertible to gold coin on demand, but the Bank was compelled to sell 400 ounce fine gold bars to any purchaser who asked for it at £3/17/10½d per ounce in legal tender money. This meant each bar would sell for £1560 and there was a demand as in 1929 and again in 1930 the Bank of England had to melt down a total of 91,350,000 Sovereigns from their stock, which no doubt included any 1916 or 1917 Sovereigns left and many other earlier dates or varieties. The reissue of 1925 dated Sovereigns in the reign of George VI occurred because of a need for more coins in the gold reserve of the Bank of England. George VI dies were perhaps not used as the only issues of Sovereigns for the reign were commemorative patterns with plain edges in 1937 and so had never been authorised for currency, hence the 1925 George V designs were used again. These later coins eventually started to find their way into the hands of collectors and any premium on 1925 dated coins as a great rarity was soon eradicated. The 1925 Sovereign as we have here has a high rim and recut initials on the truncation. If an original 1925 Sovereign could be found we would expect it to have a less prominent rim and shallower initials..."
Skuril auf jeden Fall und sicher wäre es ein Leichtes gewesen, die notwendigen Verordnungen zu erlassen, aber die Wege der Bürokratie sind oft unergründlich.