Edward VII Shillings


1902
1902

1903 1+A
1903

1903 2a+A
1903
1904 1+A
1904

1904 2+A
1904
1905
1905

1906 1+A
1906

1906 2+A
1906
1906 2a+A
1906
1907
1907
1908
1908

1909
1909

1910
1910


Make no bones about it, the three obverses that are found on Edward VII shillings are not easy to distinguish.  There are slight redesigns in some individual letters in the legend, and the consequent spacing between them.  The effect of wear on these letters can be very misleading, so try and compare the highest grade specimens that you can if you are trying to identify them.


Obverse 1

Obverse 1
Obverse 2

Obverse 2
Obverse 2a

Obverse 2a
Top bars of Ts of BRITT aligned
Curved tip of R in BRITT
R close to I

Obverse 1
Top bars of Ts of BRITT misaligned
Curved short leg of R in BRITT
R small gap to I

Obverse 2
Top bars of Ts of BRITT misaligned
Straight leg of R in BRITT
R gap to I

Obverse 2a
Long upper arm of E in DEI

Obverse 1
Short upper arm of E in DEI

Obverse 2
Short upper arm of E in DEI

Obverse 2a
Long upper arm of E in EDW
Tail of R in ARDVS long & curved
R close to D

Obverse 1
Short upper arm of E in EDW
Curved short leg of R in ARDVS
R small gap to D

Obverse 2
Short upper arm of E in EDW
Straight leg of R in ARDVS
R gap to D

Obverse 2a
Curved leg to R of GRA

Obverse 1
Straight leg to R of GRA

Obverse 2
Straight leg to R of GRA

Obverse 2a
Long upper arm of E in REX
Tail of R in REX long & curved
R close to E

Obverse 1
Short upper arm of E in REX
Tail of R in REX short
R gap to E

Obverse 2
Short upper arm of E in REX
Tail of R in REX short
R gap to E

Obverse 2a


Groom does a brilliant job, of course, and so does Michael Gouby.

1902

Obverse 1, Reverse A

1902 1902

1903

Obverses 1 and 2a, Reverse A. 

2a is much scarcer.

1903

Reverse A
1903

Obverse 1
1903

Reverse A
1903

Obverse 2a

1904

Obverses 1, 2, and 2a, and Reverse A.  2a+A not illustrated. 

2a is the scarcest, and Obverse 2 is the commonest.

1904

Reverse A
1904

Obverse 1
1904

Reverse A
1904

Obverse 2

1905

All the 1905 shillings I have ever had have been Obverse 2, but Davies does report unconfirmed sightings of Obverse 1.

1905 1905

1906

Obverses 1, 2, and 2a, and Reverse A. 

2a is the scarcest, and Obverse 2 is the commonest.

1906

Reverse A
1906

Obverse 1
1906

Reverse A
1906

Obverse 2
1906

Reverse A
1906

Obverse 2a

1907

Obverse 2a, Reverse A

1907 1907

1908

Obverse 2a, Reverse A

1908 1908

1909

Obverse 2a, Reverse A

1909 1909

1910

Obverse 2a, Reverse A

1910 1910