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Coin - Half-Sovereign, Edward VII, Great Britain, 1902 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 8991

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

This coin was current in Australia. A half-sovereign is a 10 shilling coin. Half-Sovereigns made 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.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 19 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 3.99 g (Weight)

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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), Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1902 AD
Denomination: 1/2 Sovereign
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
Edge Description: milled
Shape: round
Material: Gold
Issued By: King Edward VII, England, Great Britain, 1902
Mint: Royal Mint, London, London, England, Great Britain, 1902
Artist: George de Saulles - Royal Mint, London
Artist: Benedetto Pistrucci - Royal Mint, London
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3974 Pages

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