Edward VII | The Royal Mint

In 1901 Edward VII became king following the death of Queen Victoria. The king only reigned for nine years. His first coins weren’t struck until 1902.

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Although he only reigned for nine years – which was markedly less than the 63-year rule of his mother, Queen Victoria – Edward VII was monarch during a fascinating time of British history. Ascending the throne in 1901, he became king as the country was adjusting to life in a new century. Political reform was taking place with the newly formed Labour party, and women’s suffrage was beginning to emerge as a key social issue. Despite unrest, this pre-war era was often remembered fondly as a time of relative peace – an impression undoubtedly helped by George VII’s reputation for forming good relations throughout Europe.

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