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.
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).
The order will be sent. Please wait ...