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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.

The crowned bust of the king was intended for use in the colonies.

Portrait by George William de Saulles (Crowned Bust): Photos

Coin - 50 Cents, Canada, 1904
Copyright: Museum Victoria / CC BY
Author: Jennifer McNair
Notes: Silver.
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Specimen Coin - 1 Cent, Canada, 1908
Copyright: Museum Victoria / CC BY
Author: Jennifer McNair
Notes: Bronze.
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List of 13 coins issued carrying effigy: Portrait by George William de Saulles (Crowned Bust)
CountryNameYearMintage
British Honduras One Cent 1904 1904 50,000
British Honduras One Cent 1906 1906 50,000
British Honduras Twenty Five Cents 1906 1906 30,000
British Honduras Fifty Cents 1906 1906 15,000
British Honduras Five Cents 1907 1907 10,000
British Honduras Twenty Five Cents 1907 1907 60,000
British Honduras Fifty Cents 1907 1907 19,000
British Honduras One Cent 1909 1909 25,000
British Honduras Five Cents 1909 1909 10,000
Australia Threepence 1910 1910 8,032,034
Australia Sixpence 1910 1910 3,046,635
Australia Shilling 1910 1910 2,536,069
Australia Florin 1910 1910 1,259,250
Portrait by George William de Saulles (Crowned Bust): Some useful external links
Museum Victoria Collections: George William De Saulles, Medallist (1862-1903) Wikipedia: George William de Saulles