Gold coin; Denomination: Sovereign
Royal Mint, London
King Edward VII (1901-1910)

This coin was current in Australia. A sovereign is a 1 pound or 20 shilling coin. Sovereigns mad at the Australian mints in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney during the reign of Edward VII are identicle to this except for the addition of a mint mark in the ground above the date.

Obverse Description

Bare head of the King facing right; below in small letters De S. (for G.W. De Saulles Mint Engraver); around, EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:

Reverse Description

St George on horseback advancing to right, wearing a helmet and cape and brandishing a sword, attacking a fallen dragon with broken lance in its side; in small letters at right below the exergue line B.P. (initials of the designer,Benedetto Pistrucci); in exergue, 1902

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