|The British sovereign is one of the worlds most popular and recognised
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
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
A matt finish proof sovereign was issued along with a regular florin for
|EDWARD VII SOVEREIGN
|Edward VII Sovereign
|Position of the mintmark on the
Sovereign shown in the red circle.
In this example it is an "M"