THE CENTENARY OF THE HOUSE OF WINDSOR
As the longest reigning Windsor monarch Her Majesty The Queen has become one of the hardest working members of the royal household. Throughout her 64-year reign she has embodied the commitment she made in her 21st birthday speech, in 1947.
Though it was l five years before she replaced her father, George VI, on the throne, she spoke the famous words: “I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.”
Since her coronation she has kept this pledge, visiting 117 countries across the world and the Commonwealth and has been known to carry out hundreds of public engagements every year. She and the other members of the Royal Family continue to support a huge range of charities and organisations, from education and the environment, to hospitals and housing.
This is the he only official UK coin to mark the centenary of the House of Windsor
The Royal Mint has struck coins for each monarch of this royal house and the design is based on the Badge of the House of Windsor, approved by George VI.
Denomination - £5
Alloy - Cupro-nickel
Weight - 28.28g
Diameter - 38.61mm
Quality - Brilliant Uncirculated
The coin is beautifully housed in a colourful informative presentation folder.