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Proof Coin - 2 Pounds, New South Wales, Australia, 1902 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 4644

Summary:
Australia New South Wales Sydney
Two Pounds, 1902 S
Mint: Sydney

This was a special commemorative issue related to the coronation of Edward VII, the only other two pound coin struck in Australia, also at the Sydney mint, was in 1887 for the Jubilee of Queen Victoria. After the closure of the Sydney mint in 1926 the dies for this coin were brought to the Melbourne mint and may have been employed there before being defaced and sent to the Dixon Collection in Sydney (now in the State Library of New South Wales, Dixon Collection).
Description:
A gold coin (28 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring a bare head of King Edward VII facing right; around, EDWARDVS VII D:G: BRITT: OMN: REX F:D: IND:IMP: below the head in tiny letters the artist's initials DES. The reverse features St. George on horseback holding short sword, the horse rearing to right over a fallen dragon which has a broken lance in its chest; in exergue, the date, 1902. The mint mark S is in the ground above the middle of the date.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 28 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 15.910 g (Weight)

More information

Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, Medal Makers, Sydney, New South Wales, Numismatics & Philately Collection, George William de Saulles, Sculptor, Designer & Engraver (1862-1903), HRH Edward VII (1841-1910), Branch Mints of the Royal Mint, George William De Saulles, Medallist (1862-1903)
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia - New South Wales
Tertiary Classification: proof strikes
Series: Imperial
DateEra: 1902 AD
Denomination: 2 Pounds
Obverse Description: Head of King Edward VII facing right; around, EDWARDVS VII D:G: BRITT: OMN: REX F:D: IND:IMP: below the head in tiny letters the artist's initials DES.
Reverse Description: St. George on horseback holding short sword, the horse rearing to right over a fallen dragon which has a broken lance in its chest; in exergue, the date, 1902. The mint mark S is in the ground above the middle of the date.
Edge Description: Milled
Inscriptions: Obverse: EDWARDVS VII D:G: BRITT: OMN: REX F:D: IND:IMP: DES
Reverse: 1902 S
Shape: round
Material: gold
Issued By: King Edward VII, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1902
Mint: Royal Mint, Sydney Branch
Artist: George de Saulles - Royal Mint, London
Artist: Benedetto Pistrucci - Royal Mint, London

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