King Edward VII (1902-1910) - Large Cents

In 1901, Queen Victoria passed away of old age, and her eldest son, Edward, took the throne. He was the son of Prince Albert of Germany, and thus the royal house changed during his reign (from the House of Hanover to the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha). The reverse of the penny continued the Victorian design, and the obverse now sported a portrait of the new King. Edward died on May 6, 1910 after a series of heart attacks.