Gold coin; Denomination: Half-Sovereign
Royal Mint, London
King Edward VII (1901-1910)

This coin was current in Australia. A half-sovereign is a 10 shilling coin. Half-Sovereigns made at the Australian mints in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney during the reign of Edward VII are identicle to this except for the addition of a mint mark in the ground above the date.

Obverse Description

Bare head of the King facing right; below in small letters De S. (for G.W. De Saulles Mint Engraver); around, EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:

Reverse Description

St George on horseback advancing to right, wearing a helmet and cape and brandishing a sword, attacking a fallen dragon with broken lance in its side; in small letters at right below the exergue line B.P. (initials of the designer,Benedetto Pistrucci); in exergue, 1902

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