1902, Great Britain, Edward VII. Beautiful Silver 1/2 Crown Coin. Mint Year: 1902 References: KM-802.
Certified and graded by PCGS as AU-55! 925 Diameter: 32mm Weight: 14gm. Obverse: Head of Edward VII right.
Legend: EDWARD VII D:G BRITT : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP. Reverse: Crowned quartered shield with coat-of-arms of the United Kingdom wihtin inscribed Order of the Garter. Inner Legend: HONI - SOIT.
QVI - MAL Y PENSE. Shame be to him who thinks evil of it. " Honi soit qui mal y pense " is an Anglo-Norman phrase, loosely meaning: Shamed be he who thinks ill of it. " though more specifically "Evil unto him who thinks evil of it" Archaic spellings include "Honi soit quy mal y pense, " and "Hony soyt qe mal y pense, and various other phoneticizations. It is the motto of the British chivalric Order of the Garter.In Modern French it is rendered as "Honni soit qui mal y pense" (the past participle of the modern verb honnir being honni). It is also written at the end of the manuscript Sir Gawain and the Green Knight but it appears to have been a later addition.
Its literal translation from Old French is Shame be to him who thinks evil of it. " It is sometimes re-interpreted as "Evil be to him who evil thinks. 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. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins: World\Europe\UK (Great Britain)\Half Crown".
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