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'100th Anniversary House of Windsor' four-coin gold set

  • Four official commemorative coins
  • Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the House of Windsor
  • Issued by the Solomon Islands
  • Available

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2017 the House of Windsor is celebrating its 100th anniversary - a proud century of successful... more
'100th Anniversary House of Windsor' four-coin gold set
2017 the House of Windsor is celebrating its 100th anniversary - a proud century of successful reign. It was founded in 1917, by royal proclamation, when King George V changed the British Royal Family’s official name from Saxe-Coburg Gotha to Windsor, cutting himself off from the network of European relations from whom his family had sprung. To mark this historic event, Windsor Mint is offering a special-edition set of four genuine, 22-carat official gold coins, issued by the Solomon Islands. The set is featuring the four monarchs from the House of Windsor: George V who founded theHouse of Windsor in 1917 by royal proclamation and his successors Edward VIII, George VI and Elizabeth II – the longest reigning monarch in British history George V - founded the House of Windsor in 1917 George V became king on the death of his father Edward VII in 1910. He was married to Mary of Teck, they had one daughter and five sons including Edward VIII and George VI. George V was concerned that the Germanic Saxe-Coburg-Gotha royal family name might alienate his British subjects, due to the increasing anti-German sentiment in Britain during World War I. So he had the name changed by royal proclamation in 1917 to the English House of Windsor and relinquished all German titles and family connections. In 1932, he started the tradition of the Royal Christmas broadcast, whichhas continued ever since. George V died of pleurisy on 20th January 1936. Edward VIII - abdicated to marry the love of his life When George V died in January 1936, his eldest son became King Edward VIII. However, a constitutional crisis arose when it became clear that Edward wanted to marry the American divorcée Wallis Simpson. Edward had to choose between his love and the British throne, and so on 10th December 1936, Edward VIII signed an instrument of abdication. The following day he broadcast his actions to the nation, proclaiming that it was impossible to carry out his duties ‘without the help and support of the woman I love…’ and left for France. The couple were married in 1937 and were given the titles of Duke and Duchess of Windsor. Edward died in 1972 and was buried nearWindsor. George VI - steered Britain through the Second World War Second son of George V and naturally shy, Prince Albert (Bertie) never expected to succeed to the British throne. He became King George VI on 12th December 1936, after the abdication of his elder brother Edward VIII. Although initially reluctant, George VI proved to be a level-headed king who led the country through World War II. George VI and his wife Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, famously refused to leave London during the blitz, insisting on staying with their people. George VI died on 6th February 1952, a fewmonths after undergoing an operation for lung cancer. Elizabeth II - the longest-reigning monarch in British history Elizabeth was proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth at the age of 25, on 6th February 1952, after the death of her father, King George VI. She received the news of her accession whilst on a Commonwealth tour in a remote part of Kenya. Her Coronationtook place on 2nd June 1953, in Westminster Abbey, London. Queen Elizabeth II has reached many important milestones during her lifetime. On 10th September 2015, Her Majesty became the longest-reigning British monarch ever, surpassing the reign of her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria. In June 2016, she celebrated her 90th birthday, and this year Queen Elizabeth II became the first British monarch to celebrate a Sapphire Jubilee, an incredible 65 years on the throne. The ‘100th Anniversary House of Windsor’ four-coin gold set – highly sought-after by collectors and minted in the highest quality ‘proof’ – is beautifully presented in a premium wooden collector’s box. The security of gold, combined with the historic significance of this special House of Windsor milestone, makes this set an incredible value.
Limitation: 9.999 complete sets
Weight: 1 980 g
Material (details): Gold (999/1,000)
Issue year: 2017
Issue country: Solomon Islands
Diameter: 11 mm
Face value: 1/2 G.
Material: Gold
Quality: Proof
Year: Various
Country: GreatBritain

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