Centennial of Royal Family Celebrated on New Falkland Islands Coins

12 Oct 2017  Thu

Pobjoy Mint is releasing a special four-coin set for the Falkland Islands featuring the four Monarchs to celebrate 100 years of the House of Windsor. These portraits resemble the ones that were used on coins issued during each of these Monarchs' reign. The Young Head version of HM Queen Elizabeth II is featured on one of the coins. Each coin has a denomination of ‘1 Crown’ and the obverse features the Exclusive Pobjoy Mint Effigy of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

George V gave up his German family name of ‘Saxe-Coburg-Gotha’, which was added to the family in 1840 after Queen Victoria got married to Prince Albert. This was because Britain was against the Germans in the First World War. Some German planes that bombed London were also called the Gotha G.IV. George V founded the House of Windsor and proved himself to be a great Monarch. He also made Monarchy popular by taking part in morale-boosting tours. Edward VIII became the monarch in 1936 but was not crowned. He married Wallis Simpson, who was not actually allowed to marry a royal. In December of 1936, he declared that he or his children would never take the throne. His younger brother Prince Albert became the next king and was named King George VI. He overcame a speech impediment and his shy nature during his early days as a Monarch. He led the country firmly during Second World War with the help of his wife, Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. Queen Elizabeth II was crowned when she was 25 years old. The longest reigning monarch will be celebrating the Sapphire Anniversary of her Coronation in 2018.