In 1901 Edward VII became king following the death of Queen Victoria. The king only reigned for nine years, in contrast to his mother who held the title of Britain's longest reigning monarch until Her Majesty The Queen surpassed the record in September 2015.

Although Edward became king in 1901, his first coins weren't struck until 1902.This original Sovereign struck in and dated 1904, features Benedetto Pistrucci's St George and the dragon on the reverse. The obverse features the portrait of the king, by George William de Saulles.

Specification

Specification Value
Denomination Sovereign
Alloy 22 Carat Gold
Weight 7.98 g
Diameter 22.05mm
Reverse Designer Benedetto Pistrucci
Specification Value
Obverse Designer George William de Saulles
Year 1904
Pure Metal Type Gold
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