This 1904 half sovereign was minted in London.
The half sovereign shows the bare head portrait of King Edward VII.
There are two reverse designs for the 1904 half sovereign. The second type shows the initials BP in the exergue where as the 1st type has no initials.
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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 1904 can be seen below exergue line.
|Alloy||22 carat gold|
|Actual Gold Weight||0.1177 Troy oz|
|Obverse Designer||George William De Saulles|
|Reverse Designer||Benedetto Pistrucci|
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