Edward VII Australian Sovereign Collection
Despite a brief reign ‐ and a weakness for the finer things in life ‐ King Edward VII was remembered fondly as an excellent leader.
He took to the throne in 1901 after the death of his mother, Queen Victoria. Affable, charming and diplomatic, Edward was able to stave off conflict, thanks to his ability to see eye-to-eye with other leaders. He was fluent in French and German, and a patron of the Arts. Under his rule, the monarchy flourished.
The gold sovereigns issued under King Edward VII are hard to find in premium grade. When WWI began in 1914, the economy took a serious hit. Gold's days as a circulating medium were numbered.
King Edward VII sovereigns were some of the last struck before the war, and were highly circulated as a result. Then, there's their intrinsic value ‐ over the 100+ years, many of these coins will have fallen victim to the profiteer's melting pot.
That's why Downies is delighted to offer the entire collection of Edward VII sovereigns ‐ in Extremely Fine to about Uncirculated quality. That's every date, and every mintmark, from 1902-1910, and in premium grade.
Thanks to the Australian Gold Rush, the 1800s saw gold coin production boom. The Sydney Mint was set up in 1854, and Melbourne followed suit in 1872. In 1899, the Perth Mint was founded, spurred by the discovery of alluvial gold deposits in Kalgoorlie.
The sovereigns issued under King Edward VII were struck at all three of these mints in any one year. That's why each coin bears the mintmark of its place of origin ‐ 'M' for Melbourne, 'S' for Sydney, and 'P' for Perth.
Now, you can secure a mintmark trio from your preferred year ‐ in stunning Extremely Fine to about Uncirculated, of course! Each trio is housed in a premium case and accompanied by a certificate.
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