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Australia Edward VII

2000 Silver Proof Twenty Cent reverse 2000 Silver Proof Twenty Cent obverse

2000 Silver Proof Twenty Cent

Reverse Designer:George W. De Saules Obverse Designer:Ian Rank-Broadley Size:29mm Weight:13.36g Edge:Reeded Composition:92.5% Silver
7.5% Copper


Sales History


The 2000 Edward VII piece was issued as part of the 'Monarchs' set in the Royal Australian Mint's Master Pieces in Silver Collection. The reverse features the obverse design used on the 1910 Florin with the George de Saules portrait of HM King Edward VII and the Latin legend "EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:" The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of HM Queen Elizabeth II with the legend "ELIZABETH II - AUSTRALIA 2000 - TWENTY CENTS".

Edward VII was King of the United Kingdom between 1901 and 1910. (BBC, 2014) He was born on the 9th of November 1841 as the eldest son of Queen Victoria. From a young age Edward was groomed for the throne, being educated at both Oxford and Cambridge and serving in the Army for a short period. When his mother began to withdraw from public life Edward often represented her at state occasions. In 1901 Victoria died and Edward was crowned King Edward VII. He became heavily involved in European politics and assisted in a many foreign policy negotiations. In 1910 died and was succeeded by his son George V.

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