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1907 Gold Full Sovereign Edward VII London (SOLD)

Code: PO 002
    The 1907 Edward VII London mint gold sovereign features Benedetto Pistrucci's engraving of St George slaying a dragon. Struck in 22 carat gold, 0.916 fineness Exempt from Capital Gains Tax British legal tender Popular with coin collectors
  • Mint marks appear on gold sovereign once UK’s power expanded and established the colonies. The Royal Mint opened branches overseas in the following order:
  • Sydney (Australia), 1854, following the discovery of gold in Ophir (New South Wales)
  • Melbourne (Australia), 2nd June 1872
  • Perth (Australia), 8th June 1899
  • Ottawa (Canada), 2nd January 1908
  • Mumbai / Bombay (India), 21st December 1917, during the first World War
  • Pretoria (South Africa), 1st January 1923
  • Mint marks letters
  • The mint marks letters represented the city where the coin was produced (e.g: letter M for Melbourne mint in Australia). The only exception is for coins manufactured in Ottawa, Bombay and Pretoria, where the letter represents the country, and not the city (e.g: letter C for Ottawa mint in Canada ). This can be easily understood, as the letter “P” was already taken by Perth, and could not be used for Pretoria. Only gold coins produced in the London branch do NOT have a mint mark.
  • Victoria Young Head Shield Reverse : London, Melbourne, Sydney 1837 – 1887
  • Victoria Young Head St George Reverse: London, Melbourne, Sydney 1871 – 1887
  • Victoria Jubilee Head: London, Melbourne, Sydney 1887 – 1893
  • Victoria Old Head: London, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth 1893 – 1901
  • Edward VII: London, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Ottawa 1902 – 1910
  • Georges V: London, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Ottawa, Bombay, Pretoria 1911 – 1932
  • George William De Saulles' effigy of Edward VII is displayed on the obverse of the coin together with the legend EDWARDVS VII D:G:BRITT:OMN:REX:F:D:IND:IMP:
  • The 1907 Edward VII sovereign features an engraving by Benedetto Pistrucci of St George attacking a dragon with his sword. The year, 1907, is situated in the exergue. No mintmark is present in the ground below the dragon which indicates that this 22 carat gold coin was created by the Royal Mint in London.
  • Diameter 22.05mm
  • Weight 7.9881g
  • Alloy 22 carat gold
  • Fineness 0.916
  • Actual Gold Weight 0.2354 Troy oz
  • Obverse Designer George William De Saulles
  • Reverse Designer Benedetto Pistrucci
  • Mint London
  • Mintage 18,458,663
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