The 1910 Edward VII gold sovereign issued by the Sydney mint in Australia features Benedetto Pistrucci's famous St George and the Dragon engraving.
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The 1910 Edward VII sovereign was issued by five different branch mints. These included the Ottawa mint in Canada, the Royal Mint in London and the three Australian branch mints; Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.
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 following years get saved. This often makes the subsequent years of a reign more difficult to find in top grade. This was the last year Edward VII sovereigns were produced.
The obverse of the coin features an effigy of Edward VII facing to the right by Royal Mint engraver, George William De Saulles. The legend on the obverse reads EDWARDVS VII D:G:BRITT:OMN:REX:F:D:IND:IMP:
The reverse of the 1910 sovereign is easy to identify as the toothed border is narrower than Edward VII sovereigns of previous years. The St George and the dragon design was created by Benedetto Pistrucci. The mint mark, S, for Sydney is situated in the ground below the slain dragon.
|Alloy||22 carat gold|
|Actual Gold Weight||0.2354 Troy oz|
|Obverse Designer||George William De Saulles|
|Reverse Designer||Benedetto Pistrucci|
|Obverse Grade||Reverse Grade||Price||Availability|
|30 April 2019||aEF||aEF||£428.89|
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