The King Edward VII British Lion Shilling - 1902 - 1910
The First Coins of the 20th Century to feature the British Lion
When George de Saulles created new designs for the halfcrown, florin and shilling of King Edward VII he chose to adopt themes that would resonate with Britons of that era. With an empire that was now the largest the world had ever seen, Britain's coinage needed to speak of her greatness.
Monarch - King Edward VII
Denomination – Shilling
Years Issued - 1902 to 1910 inclusive
Alloy - Sterling Silver .925 fine
Weight – 5.7gm
Diameter – 24mm
Obverse - The portrait of King Edward VII by George de Saulles
Reverse - The British Lion astride the Tudor crown, in a circular border with plant like finials, symbolic of the age of Art Nouveau to which it belongs
This stunning coin is encapsulated, housed in a presentation box and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.