1909 Penny – Edward VII


The 1909 Penny - Edward VII

Bronze Penny, 1909. Bronze is an alloy of Copper and Tin which makes the coin harder (and so longer wearing) than just copper alone. SCBC 3990.

The Reverse shows Britannia sitting, with trident and shield.

The Obverse shows a portrait of King Edward VII.

Images used by permission of M J Hughes Coins.


Mintage: 19,617,000 (may include coins in sets)
Minted at The Royal Mint.
Remember 1909 ?
Monarch is Edward VII. Prime Minister is H. H. Asquith (Liberal). Theodore Roosevelt is replaced by the 27th President William Howard Taft. The FA Cup final is won by Manchester United for the first time, as they beat Bristol City 1–0 at Crystal Palace. Louis Blériot flies a Blériot XI monoplane across the English Channel from Calais to Dover, winning a prize of £1000 from the Daily Mail. The first Woolworths appear in the UK.
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: Penny
The Penny is one of the most famous British coins. The coin itself has been around since 600AD and at various times has been struck in silver, copper and bronze. Originally split into halfpennies and farthing, it is now itself the least denomination coin currently in circulation. Made from copper (actually copper plated steel).

Originally there were 12 pennies in one shilling and 240 pennies in £1; since decimalisation in 1973 there are 100 new pence in one pound.

Specifications of the Penny

  • Diameter: (Bronze) 31 mm (since 1860)
  • Edge: Plain
  • Composition:
    • (1707–1796) Silver
    • (1797–1859) Copper
    • (1860–1970) Bronze
  • Years: 1707–1970
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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ONE PENNY COIN - EDWARD VII CHOOSE YOUR DATE!     ONE COIN/BUY!
ONE PENNY COIN - EDWARD VII CHOOSE YOUR DATE! ONE COIN/BUY!
£ 0.99
HALF PENNY COIN EDWARD VII GB UK CHOOSE YOUR DATE! ONE COIN/BUY!
HALF PENNY COIN EDWARD VII GB UK CHOOSE YOUR DATE! ONE COIN/BUY!
£ 1.99
1902 TO 1910 EDWARD VII HALF PENNY / HALF PENNIES CHOICE OF YEAR / DATE
1902 TO 1910 EDWARD VII HALF PENNY / HALF PENNIES CHOICE OF YEAR / DATE
£ 1.79
1902 TO 1910 EDWARD VII BRITISH PENNY / PENNIES - CHOICE OF YEAR / DATE
1902 TO 1910 EDWARD VII BRITISH PENNY / PENNIES - CHOICE OF YEAR / DATE
£ 0.99
1909 One Penny Coin King Edward VII
1909 One Penny Coin King Edward VII
£ 1.50
1902 to 1910 Edward VII Bronze Penny Your Choice of Date / Year
1902 to 1910 Edward VII Bronze Penny Your Choice of Date / Year
£ 1.35
1902 TO 1910 EDWARD VII PENNY / PENNIES CHOICE OF YEAR / DATE
1902 TO 1910 EDWARD VII PENNY / PENNIES CHOICE OF YEAR / DATE
£ 0.99
1909 Edward VII East Africa & Uganda Protectorate One Cent Coin
1909 Edward VII East Africa & Uganda Protectorate One Cent Coin
£ 6.13

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