King Edward was well regarded on the international stage, making major Royal tours to India, Canada and the United States, as well as France where he was instrumental in the Anglo-French, ‘Entente Cordiale’ peace agreement signing in 1904.
The coinage of his reign was also very significant, with his Gold Sovereigns regarded as the American Express of its day, being accepted as legal tender all over the world, including remarkably, non-British Empire countries such as Brazil.
Edward was the longest-serving heir apparent in British history and he was only surpassed by his great-great-grandson Prince Charles on 20 April 2011.
Due to the unprecedented 63 year reign of his mother Queen Victoria, Edward spent a relatively short period with the Crown, but it does make it very achievable for collectors to be able to acquire a complete run date of his Gold Sovereigns, covering his entire reign from 1902 to 1910.
This prestigious Sovereign was struck in 1908 and has been independently graded by NGC as MS62, which is a remarkable condition considering its age.
|Alloy||22 Carat Gold|
|Reverse Designer||Benedetto Pistrucci|
|Obverse Designer||George William de Saulles|
|Pure Metal Type||Gold|