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PersonKing Edward VII of the United Kingdom
Year1902
Description

George William de Saulles (1862 – 1903) was a British medalist. He authored and designed the obverse of coins from the United Kingdom and its colonies under Queen Victoria and Edward VII of the United Kingdom.

De Saulles came to London in 1884, and worked for John H. Pinches, the die-engraver, then in Oxenden Street, Haymarket. In 1888 he returned to Birmingham and worked for Joseph Moore, the medalist. During 1892 De Saulles was in London at the Royal Mint, on the death of Leonard Charles Wyon the chief engraver. In January 1893 he was gazetted "engraver to the mint", and from that time to his death produced dies for British and colonial coins and for official medals.

He designed the Britannia reverse of the English bronze coins of 1895, and the issue of English coins made in 1902 after the accession of Edward VII. His signature on the coins is "DeS.".

De Saulles also designed and engraved the dies for colonial coins, such as the British East Africa copper coins, 1897; the British Honduras coins 1894; the British dollar for India, 1895, and the Straits Settlements dollar, 1903. He made the last Great Seal for Queen Victoria (1899), and many designs for official seals for the colonies.

Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head): Photos

Specimen Coin - Sovereign, Canada, 1908
Copyright: Museum Victoria / CC BY
Author: Jennifer McNair
Notes: Gold.
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Coin - Shilling, Edward VII, England, Great Britain, 1902
Copyright: Museum Victoria / CC BY
Author: Justine Philip
Notes: Silver.
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Coin - Halfpenny, Edward VII, Great Britain, 1902
Copyright: Museum Victoria / CC BY
Author: Justine Philip
Notes: Bronze.
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List of 102 coins issued carrying effigy: Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head)
CountryNameYearMintage
United Kingdom Sovereign 1902 1902 16,122,198
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1902 1902 4,343,580
United Kingdom Two Pounds 1902 1902 53,873
United Kingdom Five Pounds 1902 1902 42,977
United Kingdom Crown 1902 1902 271,143
United Kingdom Halfcrown 1902 1902 1,331,131
United Kingdom Shilling 1902 1902 7,905,604
United Kingdom Florin 1902 1902 2,204,698
United Kingdom Sixpence 1902 1902 6,372,501
United Kingdom Threepence 1902 (Circulating) 1902 8,287,060
United Kingdom Fourpence 1902 (Maundy) 1902 10,117
United Kingdom Threepence 1902 (Maundy) 1902 10,117
United Kingdom Twopence 1902 (Maundy) 1902 10,117
United Kingdom Penny 1902 (Maundy) 1902 10,117
United Kingdom Sovereign 1903 1903 19,891,190
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1903 1903 2,753,057
United Kingdom Halfcrown 1903 1903 274,840
United Kingdom Shilling 1903 1903 2,061,823
United Kingdom Florin 1903 1903 995,298
United Kingdom Sixpence 1903 1903 5,410,096
United Kingdom Threepence 1903 (Circulating) 1903 5,234,864
United Kingdom Fourpence 1903 (Maundy) 1903 9,729
United Kingdom Threepence 1903 (Maundy) 1903 9,729
United Kingdom Twopence 1903 (Maundy) 1903 9,729
United Kingdom Penny 1903 (Maundy) 1903 9,729
United Kingdom Sovereign 1904 1904 21,278,022
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1904 1904 1,777,470
United Kingdom Halfcrown 1904 1904 709,652
United Kingdom Shilling 1904 1904 2,040,161
United Kingdom Florin 1904 1904 2,769,932
United Kingdom Sixpence 1904 1904 4,487,098
United Kingdom Threepence 1904 (Circulating) 1904 3,627,360
United Kingdom Fourpence 1904 (Maundy) 1904 11,568
United Kingdom Threepence 1904 (Maundy) 1904 11,568
United Kingdom Twopence 1904 (Maundy) 1904 11,568
United Kingdom Penny 1904 (Maundy) 1904 11,568
United Kingdom Sovereign 1905 1905 17,198,434
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1905 1905 3,023,993
United Kingdom Halfcrown 1905 1905 166,000
United Kingdom Shilling 1905 1905 488,390
United Kingdom Florin 1905 1905 1,187,596
United Kingdom Sixpence 1905 1905 4,235,556
United Kingdom Threepence 1905 (Circulating) 1905 3,563,365
United Kingdom Fourpence 1905 (Maundy) 1905 10,998
United Kingdom Threepence 1905 (Maundy) 1905 10,998
United Kingdom Twopence 1905 (Maundy) 1905 10,998
United Kingdom Penny 1905 (Maundy) 1905 10,998
United Kingdom Sovereign 1906 1906 21,746,651
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1906 1906 4,635,482
United Kingdom Halfcrown 1906 1906 2,886,206
United Kingdom Shilling 1906 1906 10,791,025
United Kingdom Florin 1906 1906 6,910,128
United Kingdom Sixpence 1906 1906 7,641,146
United Kingdom Threepence 1906 (Circulating) 1906 3,173,707
United Kingdom Fourpence 1906 (Maundy) 1906 11,065
United Kingdom Threepence 1906 (Maundy) 1906 11,065
United Kingdom Twopence 1906 (Maundy) 1906 11,065
United Kingdom Penny 1906 (Maundy) 1906 11,065
United Kingdom Sovereign 1907 1907 29,302,643
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1907 1907 4,233,421
United Kingdom Halfcrown 1907 1907 3,693,930
United Kingdom Shilling 1907 1907 14,083,418
United Kingdom Florin 1907 1907 5,947,895
United Kingdom Sixpence 1907 1907 8,733,673
United Kingdom Threepence 1907 (Circulating) 1907 4,841,420
United Kingdom Fourpence 1907 (Maundy) 1907 11,132
United Kingdom Threepence 1907 (Maundy) 1907 11,132
United Kingdom Twopence 1907 (Maundy) 1907 11,132
United Kingdom Penny 1907 (Maundy) 1907 11,132
United Kingdom Sovereign 1908 1908 21,702,207
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1908 1908 4,964,622
United Kingdom Halfcrown 1908 1908 1,758,889
United Kingdom Shilling 1908 1908 3,806,969
United Kingdom Florin 1908 1908 3,280,010
United Kingdom Sixpence 1908 1908 6,739,491
United Kingdom Threepence 1908 (Circulating) 1908 8,175,934
United Kingdom Fourpence 1908 (Maundy) 1908 9,929
United Kingdom Threepence 1908 (Maundy) 1908 9,929
United Kingdom Twopence 1908 (Maundy) 1908 9,929
United Kingdom Penny 1908 (Maundy) 1908 9,929
United Kingdom Sovereign 1909 1909 21,784,151
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1909 1909 4,240,831
United Kingdom Halfcrown 1909 1909 3,051,592
United Kingdom Shilling 1909 1909 5,664,982
United Kingdom Florin 1909 1909 3,482,829
United Kingdom Sixpence 1909 1909 6,584,107
United Kingdom Threepence 1909 (Circulating) 1909 4,054,559
United Kingdom Fourpence 1909 (Maundy) 1909 2,428
United Kingdom Threepence 1909 (Maundy) 1909 2,428
United Kingdom Twopence 1909 (Maundy) 1909 2,428
United Kingdom Penny 1909 (Maundy) 1909 2,428
United Kingdom Sovereign 1910 1910 32,287,808
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1910 1910 5,497,881
United Kingdom Halfcrown 1910 1910 2,557,685
United Kingdom Shilling 1910 1910 26,547,236
United Kingdom Florin 1910 1910 5,650,713
United Kingdom Sixpence 1910 1910 12,490,724
United Kingdom Threepence 1910 (Circulating) 1910 4,564,820
United Kingdom Fourpence 1910 (Maundy) 1910 2,755
United Kingdom Threepence 1910 (Maundy) 1910 2,755
United Kingdom Twopence 1910 (Maundy) 1910 2,755
United Kingdom Penny 1910 (Maundy) 1910 2,755
Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head): Some useful external links
Museum Victoria Collections: George William De Saulles, Medallist (1862-1903) Wikipedia: George William de Saulles