Collection: King Edward VII 1901-1910

King Edward VII's reign from 1901 to 1910 saw several significant changes in British coinage. The early years maintained the designs from the previous Victorian era, with the effigy of Edward VII created by George William de Saulles. However, in 1902, a new crown coin was issued to commemorate the King's coronation, featuring a distinctive portrait of Edward in his coronation robes. In 1904, the classic British gold sovereign was reintroduced after a hiatus, and the designs of smaller denominations like the penny, halfpenny, and farthing were updated. The copper content of these coins was reduced, and bronze became the standard alloy. Additionally, a new silver florin was introduced in 1902, followed by the silver threepence in 1902 and the silver sixpence in 1905. King Edward VII's coinage reflected the transitional phase from the Victorian era to the early 20th century,