King Edward VII 

    Edward VII, born November 9, 1841, was the eldest son of Queen Victoria. He took the family name of his father, Prince Consort Albert, hence the change in lineage, although he was still Hanoverian on his mother's side. He married Princess Alexandra of Denmark in 1863, who bore him three sons and three daughters, five of whom survived to adulthood. 
    In January 1901, Victoria died and Edward succeeded to the throne as Edward VII. He was crowned in August 1902. Before his accession to the throne, Edward held the title of Prince of Wales, and has the distinction of having been heir apparent to the throne longer than anyone in English or British history, a record being quickly approached by Prince Charles, the current heir apparent.  He threw himself into his new role with energy and his reign restored sparkle to a monarchy that been rather gloomy since his father's death 40 years earlier. He was known as the 'Uncle of Europe' for his foreign policy negotiations. 
     Coins were issued from 1901 to 1910 under his tenure. The special feature of these coins is that all (except 1 anna coins 1906-1910) of them depict king Edward without a crown. This is said to be because of the fact that the original dies for the coins were prepared before king Edwards’s coronation, which happened only in August 1902.
      Edward died on May 6, 1910, after a series of heart attacks. He was succeeded by his son who became George V.

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