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2 Pounds - Edward VII Coronation

2 Pounds - Edward VII (Coronation) -  obverse 2 Pounds - Edward VII (Coronation) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Non circulating coin
Year 1902
Value 2 Pounds (2)
Metal Gold (.917)
Weight 15.91 g
Diameter 28 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 16, Fr# 31
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Gold Coins of the World
by Robert Friedberg
(Coin & Currency Inst.)

Commemorative issue

Coronation of Edward VII

Obverse

Head of King Edward VII facing right

Lettering:
EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
DES.

Engraver: George William de Saulles

George William de Saulles was a British medallist. He authored and designed the obverse of coins from the United Kingdom and its colonies under Queen Victoria and Edward VII of the United Kingdom

Reverse

St. George on horseback holding short sword, the horse rearing to right over a fallen dragon which has a broken lance in its chest; in exergue, the date

Lettering:
S
S B.P.
1902

Engraver: Benedetto Pistrucci

Benedetto Pistrucci was a distinguished Italian Gem-engraver, medallist and coin-engraver who became Chief-medallist at the Royal Mint in England.

Edge

Milled

Comments

This was a special commemorative issue related to the coronation of Edward VII, the only other two pound coin struck in Australia, also at the Sydney mint, was in 1887 for the Jubilee of Queen Victoria. After the closure of the Sydney mint in 1926 the dies for this coin were brought to the Melbourne mint and may have been employed there before being defaced and sent to the Dixon Collection in Sydney (now in the State Library of New South Wales, Dixon Collection).

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1902 S 4 Mate Proof

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2 Pounds - Edward VII (Coronation)