The Coins of Edward III

September 30, 2014




Shields, crosses, and crowns have been symbols of protection, royalty, and faith for centuries. They represent the empires and family heritages of their time and first appear on the great golden treasures of Great Britain during the reign of King Edward III in the 14th century. Edward III is considered a game changer in the world of numismatics. His coins excelled in size and beauty and far exceeded his predecessors in detail and design. They contained Bible verses affirming his faith and the faith of the nation. He produced two of Robert's favorite coins, the Double Florin and the Noble. He also inspired the future great kings Edward IV and Henry VIII to use variations of shields, crowns and crosses on their coins. This presentation takes a look into the gold coins of King Edward III, his passion for excellence as represented by his coins, the symbols used, and the statements made during his reign. 
Copyright ©2014

Robert Esposito has been fascinated with numismatics and coin collecting since the 3rd grade where he began collecting and trading US coins with a friend. Today, he partners with Greg Halloway and Golden Art, LLC continuing his numismatic quest seeking and researching the world's rarest coins from the world's greatest empires. Such coins fall into the category of Investment Grade Gold (IGG) where they have provided him with safety and growth as well as tremendous enjoyment of a lifelong hobby.
 
He is a Senior Manager in the Silicon Valley and responsible for cyber security product management, research and development, and corporate strategic alliances. He is also owner and manager of Apparently, LLC, creator of APParently The Parent App helping parents build character and discipline in their children which will come available in mobile app stores later this year.

Robert has been married over 20 years and has 4 children. He has served his community in various non-denominational church ministries for many years including small groups, worship teams, youth camps, and church board of directors. Robert holds a BSIT from California Polytechnic State University and an MBA from Pepperdine University.