• House of Windsor Centenary 2017 £5 Coin
  • A design based on the Badge of the House of Windsor, approved by George VI
  • The Royal Mint has struck coins for each monarch of this royal house
House of Windsor Centenary 2017 £5 Coin Click to enlarge

The Royal Mint Centenary of the House of Windsor 2017 United Kingdom £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Article Number: 1340860105

  • The only official UK coin to mark the House of Windsor centenary
  • Design inspired by the Windsor badge approved by King George VI
  • Edge inscription reads Christening of a Dynasty
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A Century of Royal Service

The Royal MintCelebrating One Hundred Years of the House of Windsor

From George V to Elizabeth II, the House of Windsor has officially ruled Britain since 1917.

The obverse of this Brilliant Uncirculated coin, designed by Timothy Noad, features Windsor Castle's Round Tower, the official Badge of the House of Windsor dating back to 1938. The Round Tower is encircled by sprigs of oak from Windsor Forest, which support the Crown.The oak represents prosperity, strength, and longevity, a fitting symbol for the Royal Family. 

The reverse design is the fifth coinage portrait by Royal Mint engraver Jody Clark.

Saxe-Coburg to 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.

The Windsor Line: King George V (1910-1936), King Edward VIII (1936), King George VI (1936 - 1952) and Queen Elizabeth II (1952 - present).

Coin Specifications
Mintage: Unlimited
Year of Issue: 2017
Collection: The Centenary of the House of Windsor
Country of Issue: United Kingdom
Metal: Cupro-Nickel
Quality: Brilliant Uncirculated
Mint: The Royal Mint
Currency: Pound
Diameter: 38.61mm
Weight: 28.28g

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