This 1902 gold half sovereign was minted under the reign of King Edward VII.
1902 was the first year half sovereigns were issued under Edward VII.
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Edward VII half sovereigns were issued from 1902 - 1910.
Edward VII portrait was engraved by George William De Saulles (DeS) on all half sovereigns.
There are slight differences between the reverse designs during the reign of King Edward VII. Half sovereigns from 1902-1904 differ slightly to those minted from 1904-1910.
The first lot of coins shows more space between the cloak of St. George and the edge of the coin. The latter lot of coins show the engravers initials B.P next to the date whereas the first half sovereigns minted show no initials.
Medal Alignment ↑↑
A bare head portrait of King Edward VII facing right. Letters DeS can be found in relief in truncation.
EDWARD VII D G BRITT OMN: REX F:D:IND:IMP
The reverse shows Benedetto Pistrucci's design of St. George slaying the dragon.
The date 1902 can be seen below exergue line.
|Alloy||22 carat gold|
|Actual Gold Weight||0.1177Troy oz|
|Obverse Designer||George William De Saulles|
|Reverse Designer||Benedetto Pistrucci|
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