https://www.bnt.org.uk/100th-anniversary-of-the-house-of-windsor-gold-4-coin-set-1?___store=bnt_storeview50911100th Anniversary of the House of Windsor 4 Gold Proof Coin Sethttps://mdm.scene7.com/is/image/MDM/mf_4er_Set_GG?$mf_Produktbild$&$muenze_1=bnt-100th-anniversary-of-the-house-of-windsor-george-v-gold-coin_obverse&$muenze_3=bnt-100th-anniversary-of-the-house-of-windsor-edward-viii-gold-coin_obverse&$muenze_5=bnt-100th-anniversary-of-the-house-of-windsor-george-vi-gold-coin_obverse&$muenze_7=bnt-100th-anniversary-of-the-house-of-windsor-elizabeth-ii-gold-coin_obverse339339.0000GBPInStock100th Anniversary of the House of Windsor 4 Gold Proof Coin Set
Celebrate 100 Years of the House of Windsor with this excellent 4 gold coin set
The coin set
Comprised of four gold proof coins, this set features all Windsor monarchs so far:
King George V (1910-1936) King Edward VIII (1936) King George VI (1936 - 1952) Queen Elizabeth II (1952 - )
For each figure, the set includes a 1/2g gold coin featuring their effigy.
Also note: due to his abdication in 1936, no coins featuring Edward VIII were ever publically issued. Don't miss your chance to own a replica Edward VIII coin with this brilliant set!
The origins of the House of Windsor
During World War 1, anti-German sentiment was rife. For many, it remained an uncomfortable fact that Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, emperor of the very country Britain was at war with, was not only the grandson of Queen Victoria, but also the first cousin of Britain's King, George V.
In 1917, in an effort to distance his family from their ties to Germany, George V decreed that the Royal House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha would be rechristened as the more English-sounding House of Windsor, after the castle. A new dynasty was born.
Continuing from King George V, the House of Windsor has now presided over Britain for a century.
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