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Edward VII Sovereign Information

Author: Lawrence Chard - Director and Expert Numismatist

Published: 13 Feb 2018

Last Updated: 3 Apr 2020


Edward VII Gold Sovereign coins were introduced in 1902 yet remained in circulation for many years, making a high quality Edward VII soverign hard to come by.If your looking to buy Edward VII sovereigns please click this link

Edward VII Bare Head Sovereign Gold Bullion

Although Edward VII acceded to the throne in 1901, he was not crowned until 1902, and the first coins issued for him were dated 1902, all 1901 dated coins continuing to bear Queen Victoria's head. As sovereigns remained in circulation as pound coins until the first world war, most Edward sovereigns are quite worn. This means higher grades are quite rare, more valuable and collectable and if you are lucky enough to find one from the Ottawa mint you have stumbled on quite a rare specimen. The Canadian Mint in Ottawa (mintmark “C”) opened for sovereign production in 1908 and continued through to 1919.

Full List of Dates and Mintmarks

  London Melbourne Sydney Perth Canada Total
1902 Exists Exists Exists Exists None 16,107,000
1903 Exists Exists Exists Exists None 19,890,000
1904 Exists Exists Exists Exists None 21,276,000
1905 Exists Exists Exists Exists None 16,437,343
1906 Exists Exists Exists Exists None 21,746,651
1907 Exists Exists Exists Exists None 29,302,643
1908 Exists Exists Exists Exists Exists 21,702,217
1909 Exists Exists Exists Exists Exists 21,784,178
1910 Exists Exists Exists Exists Exists 32,287,816

 Key to Mintmarks

C = Ottawa, Canada
L = London, no mintmark.
M = Melbourne, Australia
P = Perth, Australia
S = Sydney, Australia
SA = Pretoria, South Africa

Where we do not specify a mint mark, we are offering an unspecified mint of our choice.

Type Sets

If you are interested in buying a type set of Edward VII sovereigns please get in touch on 01253 343 081


All our coins are guaranteed genuine, and we try to grade reasonably conservatively. For customers ordering by post, we want you to be delighted when you receive your coin. We thrive on repeat business and recommendation.

Further Reading

The Coins of Queen Victoria - The Jubilee Head Portrait

Sculptors Artists & Engravers of British Coins

Sir Thomas Brock Engraver of Queen Victoria

Britannia on Victorian Copper & Bronze Coins

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