1903 was the second year of Edward VII's coinage. As sovereigns remained in circulation as pound coins until the first world war, most Edward sovereigns are quite worn. Many people put aside a few shiny new coins from the first year of a reign, but not as many of the second year get saved. This often makes the second year of a reign more difficult to find in top grade. We usually have a selection of 1903 sovereigns in stock from different mints, and in different grades, at a variety of prices.
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In 1903, The Royal Mint in London, and the Australian mints in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, all issued sovereigns. You can visit our Mints & Mintmarks page for further information.
As with many older sovereigns, availability can be quite variable, particularly in better condition. Often we come across small batches of sovereigns, all of a particular date and mintmark, so that we have an abundant supply while stocks last, then we may not see another similar batch for years.
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, M,, for the Melbourne 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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Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their gold content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.
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If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes, therefore some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.
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