1902 Gold 5 Pound Matt Proof

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Matt FinishThe 1902 King Edward VII Gold Matt Proof Five Pound Coin is in some ways unique because of it’s finish. Instead of the normal highly polished proof finish this coin has a matt proof finish.

Edward VII reined 1901-10 and for his Coronation in 1902 the Royal Mint issued an 11-coin (the short set) and a 13-coin set (the long set). The 11-coin set was the current silver circulation coins plus Maundy, sovereign and half-sovereign. The 13-coin set added the £2 and £5. All the gold coins were struck with a matt proof finish which was an experimental finish at the time.

Matt (often spelled Matte in the USA) is a textured finish, a sort of etched/sandblasted low-reflective surface. It was also popular on American gold proof coins in the early 20th century. It lost popularity soon afterwards.

The 1902 Gold Matt Proof £5 Coin weighs 39.94g (equivalent to 5 sovereigns). 22 carat (91.67%) gold. The obverse shows the head of King Edward VII and the usual Latin inscription. Below the head are the initials of the designer ‘De S’, G. W. De Saulles. The reverse is Benedetto Pistrucci’s George and the Dragon.

1902 was the only year when King Edward VII issued £5, £2 and Crowns.

Mintage: Not known

Minted at The Royal Mint.
In the Year: 1902
The Monarch is Edward VII, who has his Coronation at Westminster Abbey. Lord Salisbury retires as Prime Minister due to ill health and is succeeded by his nephew Arthur Balfour. Lord Salisbury will be the last person to have sat in the House of Lords as Prime Minister. The first Borstal youth detention centre is opened at Borstal, Kent. Second Boer War continues, and not always well for Britain. Manchester United Football Club is formed by John Henry Davies in a name change from Newton Heath. In the Discovery Expedition, Scott, Shackleton and Wilson reach the furthest southern point ever eached by man up until then, south of 82°S. The British Army adopts a dark khaki replacing the traditional red coat. Marmite is first produced. Arthur Conan Doyle publishes The Hound of the Baskervilles, Rudyard Kipling Just So Stories and Beatrix Potter Tale of Peter Rabbit with her own colour illustrations.
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