The British sovereign is one of the worlds most popular and recognised
gold coin.

The Edward VII sovereign obverse and reverse were designed and
engraved by George William de Saulles. The legend reads
EDWARDVS VII GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP.

The George and dragon reverse is a modified version of Benedetto
Pistrucci's design.

The sovereign was also issued for use in Australia (Melbourne, Perth
and Sydney), and have a small M, P, or S mintmark. Sovereigns
produced in Ottawa (Canada) have a small C as their mintmark.
The Sovereigns produced in Britain have no mintmark.
The mintmarks  on the ground above the date on the George and
dragon reverses.

A matt finish proof sovereign was issued along with a regular florin for
1902 only.
EDWARD VII SOVEREIGN
1902-1910
Edward VII Sovereign
1902-1910
Position of the  mintmark on the
Sovereign shown in the red circle.
In this example it is an "M"
(Melbourne)
Courtesy of Chris Perkins    
    www.predecimal.com
Courtesy of Chris Perkins    
    www.predecimal.com
1902-1910 Gold,  8 grams, 22mm Diameter.
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