|Coin||Half Sovereign 1903|
A gold coin (19 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring a bare head of King Edward VII facing right; around, EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP: below the head in tiny letters the artist's initials DeS. The reverse features St. George on horseback holding short sword, the horse rearing to right over a fallen dragon which has a broken lance in its chest; in exergue, the date, 1903.
The mint mark (if any; coins struck at the Royal Mint London do not have a mint mark) is in the ground above the middle of the date.
Bare head of King Edward VII facing right; below in small letters De S. (for G.W. De Saulles, Mint Engraver); around, the legend EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP: (Edward the Seventh, by the Grace of God, King of all the Britains, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India).
||EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
St. George on horseback holding short sword in right hand, wearing a flowing cape, helmet and boots, streamer flowing from helmet; the horse rearing to right over fallen dragon which has a broken lance in its chest; the date, 1903 in the exergue.
Reverse A according to Marsh (no designer's initials B.P. in exergue, smaller image of St. George with a clear space all round it).
Royal Mint London coins do not have a mint mark. The mint mark for branch mints (S for Sydney Mint) is in the ground under the horse's right hoof, above the middle of the date.
References to additional information:
[Book] Marsh, Michael A. The Gold Half Sovereign. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Coins, 1982. pp. 41-46.