Victoria George V

Great Britain: Edward VII

1901 to 1910

Denomination: AR Halfcrown 1907

Obverse: Bust right "EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT:OMN:REX"

Reverse: Crowned shield in garter "FID: DEF: IND: IMP:" above, "HALF •1907• CROWN" below.

Dia/Wgt: 32.0 mm/ 13.9 gm

Reference: Spink 3980
Denomination: AR Florin (2 shillings) 1909

Obverse: Bust right "EDWARDVS VII D:G: BRITT: OMN: REX F:D: IND: IMP:"

Reverse: Britannia standing on ship's bow. "ONE FLORIN / TWO SHILLINGS" "1906" in exergue.

Dia/Wgt: 18.4 mm/ 11.3 gm

Reference: Spink 3981

Denomination: AR Shilling 1902

Obverse: Bare head right. "EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX"

Reverse: Lion passant on crown. Top "FID: DEF: IND: IMP:" Bottom "ONE SHILLING". "1902" in field each side of crown.

Dia/Wgt: 23.5 mm/ 5.6 gm

Reference: Spink 3982
Denomination: AR Sixpence 1902

Obverse: Bust right "EDWARDVS VII D:G: BRITT: OMN: REX FID:DEF: IND: IMP:"

Reverse: "SIX/ PENCE" in crowned wreath. Date in exergue.

Dia/Wgt: 19.0 mm/ 2.8 gm

Reference: Spink 3983

Denomination: AE Penny 1902

Obverse: Bare head right "EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:"

Reverse: Britannia seated right. "ONE PENNY" In exergue: "1902"

Dia/Wgt: 30.8 mm/ 9.4 gm

Reference: Spink 3990
Denomination: AE Halfpenny 1902

Obverse: Bare head right "EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:"

Reverse: Britannia seated right. "HALF PENNY" In exergue: "1902"

Dia/Wgt: 2.4 mm/ 5.8 gm

Reference: Spink 3991

EDWARD VII King of Great Britain and Ireland (House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha), (22nd January 1901 to 6th May 1910), eldest son of Victoria, born 9th November 1841. Even his tutors thought he was subjected to a too rigid education in a childhood which lacked affection. Later denied a useful role by his mother, he led a life of pleasure. and though his ladies attracted little scandal, his appearance in court as a witness in the Tranby Croft baccarat case did. It says much for his character that he emerged a loyal and warm-hearted man. In a short reign 'Edward the peacemaker' influenced foreign affairs - his European tours improved relations, e.g. The Entente Cordiale - and he played an important role encouraging Fisher's work for the navy.

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