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Coin - Crown, Edward VII, Great Britain, 1902 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 1453

Summary:
Silver coin; Denomination: Crown
Royal Mint, London
King Edward VII (1901-1910)

This coin was current in Australia but the coin's function was primariny commemorative of the coronation of the King. This denomination was not among those chosen for the coinage of the Commonwealth of Australia, beginning in 1910, but the tradition of a crown to commemorate a coronation was adopted in Australia in 1937. A crown is a 5 shilling coin.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 38 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 28.322 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: George William de Saulles, Sculptor, Designer & Engraver (1862-1903), 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), Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Imperial
DateEra: 1902 AD
Denomination: Crown (5 Shillings)
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: In raised letters, DECUS ET TUTAMEN ANNO REGNI II
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
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 3978 Pages

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