THE AFFABLE KING
King Edward VII
The second and eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, King Edward VII was an immensely popular monarch during his short reign (1901-1910). Known as Bertie to his many friends, King Edward VII presided over a golden age of peace for the British Empire. The King, known for his generous nature and affability, was instrumental in securing the Anglo-French, ‘Entente Cordiale’ peace agreement, signed in 1904.
Because King Edward VII reigned for such a short time, a total of nine years, coins struck during his reign are as rare as they are beautiful. With The Royal Mint, you can collect all nine Sovereigns, one for each year Edward was king.
King Edward VII Was a much-loved king and not just in Great Britain. During a visit to Paris in 1902, he won over French citizens by making his address in French, paving the way for the Anglo-French Entente Cordiale of 1904.
The gold Sovereigns of the Edward’s reign were regarded as the ‘American Express’ of the era. Accepted as legal tender all over the world, including in countries such as Brazil that weren’t part of the British Empire.
“I pray that the guidance and blessing of almighty God may direct all your labours.”
– King Edward VII