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1905 Gold Half Sovereign Edward VII London

This 1905 half sovereign was minted in London.

The half sovereign shows the bare head portrait of King Edward VII.

Unlike half sovereigns from 1902-1904, the initials of the reverse engraver, Benedetto Pistrucci can be seen on the reverse. 

Photographs shown may not be the actual coin and may differ in terms of grade, die numbers, design flaws and other minor details.

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Edward VII Half Sovereigns

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.

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A bare head portrait of King Edward VII facing right. Letters DeS can be found in relief in truncation.

Legend reads:



The reverse shows Benedetto Pistrucci's design of St. George slaying the dragon. 

The date 1905 can be seen below exergue line. 


Diameter 19.30mm
Weight 3.99g
Alloy 22 carat gold
Fineness 0.916
Actual Gold Weight 0.1177 Troy oz
Obverse Designer George William De Saulles
Reverse Designer Benedetto Pistrucci
Mint London
Mintage  3,023,933
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VFVF£276.01In Stock
gVFVF£278.51Out Of Stock
gFinegFine£265.51In Stock
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aVFgFine£268.51In Stock
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Date Obverse Reverse Price
09 February 2024 gVF VF £243.51
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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 precious metal 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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