King George v Silver Threepence
King George V is fondly remembered as Britain’s tenacious and conscientious wartime monarch, who embodied Britain’s fighting spirit during World War I. It was George who historically changed the name of the royal house from the German ‘Saxe-Coburg and Gotha’ to the English-sounding ‘Windsor’.
During his reign, the British Empire ruled over a quarter of the globe and was at its peak; his Silver coinage would have traded throughout the empire.
The London Mint Office has acquired a limited number of the original Silver threepence, affectionately known as the ‘thrupence’, struck during the reign of this much-loved monarch.