King Edward VII, 1903 Halfcrown, scarce date
1903 Halfcrown, a very scarce date, the three scarce dates in this series are in descending rarity, 1905, 1903, 1904.
Obverse: King's uncrowned bust to the right.
Legend: EDWARDVS DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX (Edward the Seventh by the Grace of God King of all the Britains).
Engraver: George William de Saulles, (both sides).
Reverse: Crowned and quartered shield within Garter band.
Legend: FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
· HALF · 19 02 · CROWN ·
HONI SOIT · QUI MAL Y PENSE ·
Translates: Defender of the Faith Emperor of India Shame on he who thinks evil of it.
Catalogue: Spink# 3980, KM#802.
Silver: 0.925, 0.4205 oz. ASW, 14.14g (actual worn weight 13.50g), 32.3mm, reeded edge.
Grade: almost Fair.