This coin was only issued in a special year set. These "long gold" proof sets were produced to celebrate the Coronation of King Edward VII on the 9th August 1902 (having been postponed from 26th June due to the King's appendicitis), with a mintage of 8,066 sets. This year is the only time a matt finish set has been produced thus far for a Coronation set of coins and was in vogue for medallions at that time. The engraver of these coins was George William De Saulles who sadly died aged 41 the year after these sets were issued, and who had a personal preference for the matt finish having first produced Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee Royal Mint medallions of 1897 with the same finish.

Specification

Specification Value
Denomination Sovereign
Maximum Coin Mintage 8066
Alloy 22 Carat Gold
Weight 39.90 g
Reverse Designer Benedetto Pistrucci
Specification Value
Obverse Designer George William De Saulles
Quality Proof
Year 1902
Pure Metal Type Gold
Country Of Origin United Kingdom
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