This was the first year that sovereigns were issued for Edward VII 's reign. This Melbourne mint sovereign, dated 1902 has a St George and Dragon reverse. The obverse shows a right facing portrait of Edward VII by George William De Saulles.
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The first Edward VII coinage was issued in 1902 and due to the short length of his reign, his coins are very popular with coin collectors. The 1902 sovereign is struck in 22 carat gold and at the time had a value of one pound. Sovereigns in 1902 were issued in the Australian branch mints of Melbourne, Syndey and Perth as well as The Royal Mint in London.
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The obverse features George William De Saulles' portrait of Edward VII facing right. The engraver's initials DeS. appear below the truncation and the legend around the coin reads EDWARDVS VII D:G:BRITT:OMN:REX:F:D:IND:IMP:
Benedetto Pistrucci designed the St George and the dragon engraving on the reverse. This design has featured on sovereigns and other coins since 1817 and is still used on modern sovereigns today. The year, 1902, and the Italian engraver's initials B.P. appears below the ground. The mint mark M for Melbourne appears above the date.
|Alloy||22 carat gold|
|Actual Gold Weight||0.2354 Troy ounce|
|Obverse Designer||George William De Saulles|
|Reverse Designer||Benedetto Pistrucci|
|Obverse Grade||Reverse Grade||Price||Availability|
|aVF||aVF||£423.89||Out Of Stock|
|01 September 2017||gVF||gVF||£393.93|
|23 February 2021||aVF||aVF||£407.71|
|25 May 2021||VF||VF||£449.98|
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