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George V Silver 'Rocking Horse' Crown, Issued for the Silver Jubilee, 1935

Denomination: Silver crown = five shillings

Period: Saxe-Coburg-Gotha/Windsor

Date: 1935 (only 700,000 minted and for a few months only)

Origin: London mint, Tower Hill

Condition: VF+/VF, fineness of silver 0.500

Obverse: Bare head of king, left, legend around

Reverse: St. George over a dragon, with CROWN 1935 above; incuse legend on edge 

Size and Weight: 39mm, 28.28g

References: Spink 4048

Features and Provenance: George was born to the house of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha in 1865 to the then king, Edward VII. He was third in line to the throne, but after the death of his father and then his beloved brother, Albert Victor, he became king of the United Kingdom and Emperor of India in 1910. He had a happy childhood and was brought up in a naval tradition; a love of all things nautical continued in his free time, gaining him the epithet 'the sailor king'. He was king during World War 1 and often visited the front and hospitals with his wife, Mary of Teck. It was during this time, that he willingly changed the family name to Windsor, a popular move by all accounts.

Our coin was issued for his Silver Jubilee but he sadly died only two months later at the age of 70; its rather modern design and short-lived run, makes this a sort after coin.   



Condition Summary. This varies with the age of coin and there are grades in between

Uncirculated (U). As struck with no traces of wear

Extremely Fine (EF). Very slight traces of wear, all parts of legend etc present, visible and clear

Very Fine (VF). Some signs of wear on the higher parts of the relief, all parts of legend etc present, but maybe worn

Fine (F). Wear on the coin and parts of legend etc may be missing or not visible






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