1905, Hong Kong, Edward VII. Beautiful Bronze 1 Cent Coins. AU+
Mint Year: 1905 References: KM-11. Denomination: 1 Cent Condition: A few bag-marks in obverse, otherwise nice AU+ with traces of mint-luster in protected areas! Composition: Bronze Diameter: 28mm Weight: 7.35gm
Obverse: Crowned young head of Edward VII right. Legend: EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR Reverse: Four Chinese characters within circle. English legend around. Legend: HONG - KONG . 1905 * ONE CENT *
British Hong Kong refers to Hong Kong as a Crown Colony and later, a British Dependent Territory under British administration from 1841 to 1997.
Edward VII (Albert Edward; 9 November 1841 – 6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death on 6 May 1910. He was the first British monarch of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, which was renamed the House of Windsor by his son, George V.
Before his accession to the throne, Edward held the title of Prince of Wales and was heir apparent to the throne for longer than anyone else in history. During the long widowhood of his mother, Queen Victoria, he was largely excluded from political power and came to personify the fashionable, leisured elite.
The Edwardian period, which covered Edward's reign and was named after him, coincided with the start of a new century and heralded significant changes in technology and society, including powered flight and the rise of socialism and the Labour movement. Edward played a role in the modernisation of the British Home Fleet, the reform of the Army Medical Services, and the reorganisation of the British army after the Second Boer War. His work in fostering good relations between Great Britain and other European countries, especially France, for which he was popularly called "Peacemaker", was unable to prevent the outbreak of World War I in 1914.
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