1902 Shilling – Edward VII


The 1902 Shilling - Edward VII

The Reverse, by G W de Saulles, shows a crowned lion standing on a crown.

There was also a matt proof shilling issued in 1902.

Obverse is bare head of King Edward VII, also designed by G W DeSaulles (1862-1903). The initials "De S" are below the head.

Images used by permission of M J Hughes Coins.


Mintage: 7,809,481 (may include coins in sets)
Minted at The Royal Mint.
Remember 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.
Edward VII (1901-1910)
Edward VII was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death in 1910. Edward was the eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Edward married Princess Alexandra of Denmark in 1863.

Five Pound, Two Pound and Crowns were only released in 1902. The 1902 Proof set for the Coronation is unusual in that it had a Matt finish. Gold Sovereign mintages were high during the reign of Edward VII, averaging more than 10 million per year which makes them fairly common even today.
General Description: Shillings
The Shilling (written 1/-) is one-twentienth of a pound, worth 12 old pence (5 new pence). It is traditionally a silver coin, but since 1947 it has been made from cupro-nickel. Shillings are known as 'Bobs'.

Shillings are old coins and the English shilling has been around since about 1549, although there were 12 pence coins before that called Testoons from about 1489. The British shillings was the continuation from 1707.

After decimalisation on 15 February 1971, the coin was replaced by the five new pence piece. Originally, the 5p coin was the same size as the shilling but was later made much smaller.
Which Mint: The Royal Mint
The Royal Mint is the designated place for the UK to mint coins. It dates back well over 1000 years and is a Government-owned company. 

Formed in the reign of Alfred the Great about the year 886, during the period 1279-1812 it was generally referred to as The Tower Mint as it was housed at the Tower of London. The Master of The Royal Mint has included famous figures such as Sir Isaac Newton.

Since 2010 it has operated as Royal Mint Ltd, a company owned by HM Treasury, under an exclusive contract to supply all coinage for the UK although it also produces medals and coins for other countries. It is currently located at Llantrisant, Wales.

There is also an on-line shop at The Royal Mint Shop.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
The United Kingdom (UK) is the Union of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is often refered to as Great Britain (GBR). It has a long, rich history.

The orignal coinage was Pounds, Shillings and Pence but since decimalisation on 15 February 1971, it is £1 = 100p, that is One Pound = 100 pence. The coinage of the UK is also a long history, the Royal Mint being established as long ago as 886AD when coins were hammered. Today there is perhaps 30 billion coins in circulation, and many (numismatic) collectors coins and sets are issued frequently in gold, silver and other metals.
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1902 Matt Proof Shilling - Edward VII British Silver Coin - Superb
1902 Matt Proof Shilling - Edward VII British Silver Coin - Superb
£ 90.00
1902 - 1936 Edward VII George V Empty Whitman Shilling folder SNo62384
1902 - 1936 Edward VII George V Empty Whitman Shilling folder SNo62384
£ 6.95
1902 Shilling - Edward VII British Silver Coin - Very Nice
1902 Shilling - Edward VII British Silver Coin - Very Nice
£ 32.00
1902 Shilling Edward VII Silver Coin
1902 Shilling Edward VII Silver Coin
£ 14.00
1902 Matt Proof Shilling - Edward VII British Silver Coin - Superb
1902 Matt Proof Shilling - Edward VII British Silver Coin - Superb
£ 95.00
1902 Matt Proof Crown - Edward VII British Silver Coin - Superb
1902 Matt Proof Crown - Edward VII British Silver Coin - Superb
£ 350.00
1902 Matt Proof Shilling - Edward VII British Silver Coin - Superb
1902 Matt Proof Shilling - Edward VII British Silver Coin - Superb
£ 90.00
4 KING EDWARD VII, SILVER SHILLING COINS. 1902 - 1910. WELL USED. JOB LOT.
4 KING EDWARD VII, SILVER SHILLING COINS. 1902 - 1910. WELL USED. JOB LOT.
£ 26.75

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