• 50 Cents 1902-1910, KM# 12, Canada, Edward VII
  • 50 Cents 1902-1910, KM# 12, Canada, Edward VII
Description

Edward VII (Albert Edward; 1841–1910) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death in 1910. The Edwardian era, which covered Edward's reign and was named after him, coincided with the start of a new century and heralded significant changes in technology and society, including steam turbine propulsion and the rise of socialism.

1902-1907: coin ↑↓
1908-1910: medal ↑↑

Obverse

The crowned portrait in right profile of Edward VII, surrounded by the inscription "Edward VII, King and Emperor by the grace of God".

The Tudor Crown, also known as the King's Crown or Imperial Crown, is a widely used symbol in heraldry of the United Kingdom. While various crown symbols had been used for this purpose for many years previously, the specific Tudor Crown design was standardised at the request of Edward VII. It was never intended to represent any actual physical crown, although in shape it bears a close resemblance to the small diamond crown of Queen Victoria.

Engraver: George William de Saulles

EDWARDVS VII DEI GRATIA REX IMPERATOR
DES

Reverse

The facial value, accompanied by the country name and date, surrounded by two maple boughs and the Tudor Crown on top.

In the early years, Canada’s coins were struck in England at London’s Royal Mint or at the Heaton Mint in Birmingham. Issues struck at the Royal Mint do not bear a mint mark, but those produced by Heaton carry an “H”. Mint mark of Heaton Mint, Birmingham (H) lies directly below the date.

Engraver: W.H.J. Blakemore

50
CENTS
CANADA
1908

Edge

50 Cents

KM# 12 Schön# 13
Characteristics
Material Silver
Fineness 0.925
Weight 11.62 g
Diameter 29.72 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mints
Heaton Mint, Birmingham (H)
Royal Mint

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