King Edward VII
Gold Sovereigns
King Edward VII lived from 9 November 1841 until he died after a series of heart attacks on 6 May 1910. The son of Queen Victoria and the first British monarch of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. He reigned from 22 January 1901 until his death. Edward has the distinction of having been heir apparent to the throne longer than anyone and was the second oldest man to ascend to the throne in British history .
As king, he took a deep interest in foreign policy and by his travels helped to promote better international understanding.
Edward's reign, now called the Edwardian period, saw the first official recognition of the office of the Prime Minister as well as the establishment of the branch mint in Ottawa, Canada. He became the first British monarch to visit Russia in 1907 and after the Boer War played a role in the modernization of the British Home Fleet and the reform of the Army Medical Services.
The Royal Proclamation authorizing Edward's coinage was not made until 10 December 1901 meaning that the new coinage was not introduced until 1902. All King Edward's sovereigns carry St George and the date on the reverse, with the mintmark (if applicable)on the bottom of the exergue line above the date.

King Edward VII

1902 - 1910
Year London Sydney Melbourne Perth
1902 Proof 15,123 Extremely Rare Extremely Rare
1902 4,737,796 2,813,000 4,267,157 4,254,861
1903 8,888,627 2,806,000 3,521,780 4,678,569
1904 10,041,369 2,986,000 3,743,897 4,596,205
1905 5,910,403 2,778,000 3,633,838 4,854,698
1906 10,466,981 2,792,000 3,657,853 4,803,230
1907 18,458,663 2,539,000 3,332,691 5,028,807
Ottawa Branch Mint, Canada commences in 1908
Year London Sydney Melbourne Perth Canada
1908 Proof 636
1908 11,729,006 2,017,000 3,080,148 4,926,537
1909 12,157,099 2,057,000 3,029,538 4,526,270 16,273
1910 22,379,624 2,135,000 3,054,547 5,646,049 28,012

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