King Edward VII
|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
|1902 Proof||15,123||Extremely Rare||Extremely Rare|
|Ottawa Branch Mint, Canada commences in 1908|
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