This 1903 Edward VII gold sovereign was minted in Sydney. This 22 carat gold coin bears a portrait by George William De Saulles on the obverse and Benedetto Pistrucci's famous St George and Dragon design on the reverse.
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In 1903, The Royal Mint in London, and the Australian branch mints in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, issued a total of 19,890,000 Edward VII gold sovereigns.
1903 was the second year of Edward VII's coinage. Sovereigns remained in circulation as pound coins until the first world war, so many of the Edward sovereigns are rather worn. Many people put aside a few shiny new coins from the first year of a reign, but coinage of the second year tends not to get saved. The second year of a reign is often more difficult to find in the highest grades.
The 1903 sovereign features a right facing bust of Edward VII designed by George William De Saulles. His initials DeS. are located under the truncation. The coin features the legend EDWARDVS VII D:G: BRITT: OMN: REX F D: IND: IMP:
The reverse of the 1903 Edward VII sovereign was created by Benedetto Pistrucci. His engraving of St George and the Dragon has featured on sovereigns since 1817. The mint mark, S, for the Sydney mint, is located in the ground below the dragon. The date and engraver's initials B.P. sit under the engraving.
|Alloy||22 carat gold|
|Actual Gold Weight||0.2354 Troy oz|
|Obverse Designer||George William De Saulles|
|Reverse Designer||Benedetto Pistrucci|
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