EDWARD VII 1902 SILVER CROWN
Edward VII Silver Crown, 1902 (Currency issue)
Obverse: Bare head of the King facing right, DES below truncation for the engraver George William De Saulles, with Latin legend and toothed border surrounding: EDWARDVS VII DEI: GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Reverse: St George and dragon right, date in exergue, B.P. initials to upper right for the designer Benedetto Pistrucci
Edge inscribed in raised letters; DECUS ET TUTAMEN * ANNO REGNI II *
38 mm in diameter, 28.37grams
Good extremely fine or better, lustrous with a pleasing light tone, some minor bag marks as usual for the type. These business (currency) strikes are somewhat scarcer than the Matt proof crowns of the same year, especially in such a high grade.
Early 20th Century, Edwardian (1901 to 1910), Art Nouveau (c. 1890-1910), Arts and crafts (c. 1860 to 1910)