Coin - Penny, Edward VII, Great Britain, 1905 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 1466

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

This coin was current in Australia and this was the the model (in terms of size and alloy) for this denomination among those chosen for the coinage of the Commonwealth of Australia (beginning in 1911).
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 9.300 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: i have one penny 1905
Themes this item is part of: HRH Edward VII (1841-1910), Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, George William De Saulles, Medallist (1862-1903), George William de Saulles, Sculptor, Designer & Engraver (1862-1903), Alfred Chitty Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Imperial
DateEra: 1905 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
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: Britannia seated facing right on a rock wearing a helmet and flowing robes; she holds a trident and rests her right hand on a shield which bears the combined crosses of the Union Flag; around, ONE PENNY; in exergue, 1905
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: King Edward VII, England, Great Britain
Mint: Royal Mint, London
Artist: George de Saulles - Royal Mint, London
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3990 Pages
  2. [Book], C. Peck - British Museum Coins and Medals, English Copper, Tin and Bronze Coins in the British Museum, London, 1970, Peck 2211 Pages


Diana Dusek Posted on 17 Nov 2013 12:48 PM
I have one of these 1905 One Penny Edward VII given to me by an Egyptian 2013
Irena Posted on 20 Mar 2015 10:09 AM
I bought a wedding band made out of one of theses coins at an antique sale. Inside is the original word "penny", the trident and "1905". I am so happy to have found this information about it's origins.
Layla Hocking Posted on 04 Jul 2015 10:29 AM
I found a 1905 penny Edward V11, whilst digging in our paddock, in Franklin Tasmania. I too, am happy to have found this information about it's origins.

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