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Royal Windsor Collection (Original British Coin)
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Country
United Kingdom
Minted Date/Year
1972 CE
Coin Type
Circulation Coin
Punch / Orientation
↑↑ Medal
Head of State
Queen Elizabeth II
Coin Edge
Milled/Reeded - Vertical
Coin Shape
Round - Circular
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
Very Fine
Royal Windsor Collection (Original British Coin)
Royal Windsor Collection (Original British Coin)
 
This Royal Windsor Collection coin pack contains 8 coins, all held in a clear blister on a card.

Florin
Obverse: FID : DEF : TWO SHILLINGS 1960
Reverse: ELIZABETH • II • DEI • GRATIA • REGINA

Crown
Obverse: ELIZABETH • II • DG • REG FD 1977
Reverve: (no inscription)

Half Crown
Obverse: • FID • DEF • HALF CROWN 1949
Reverse: GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX

Shilling
Obverse:  • FID  DEF IND • ONE SHILLING  1948
Reverse: GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX

Six Pence
Obverse: • FID • DEF • SIX PENCE • 1960
Reverse:  ELIZABETH • II • DEI • GRATIA • REGINA

Half Penny
Obverse: HALF PENNY 1912
Reverse: GEORGIVS V GRA : BRITT : OMN : REX FID : DEF : IND : IMP :

Three Pence
Obverse: THREE PENCE 1960
Reverse: ELIZABETH • II • DEI • GRATIA • REGINA • F : D :

Penny
Obverse: ONE PENNY 1967
Reverse: GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP :
 

Latin Terminology
  • FID DED = F D = Fidei Defensor = Defender of the Faith (Masculine)
  • FID DED = F D = Fidei Defensatrix = Defender of the Faith (Feminine)
  • D G = Dei Gratia = By the Grace of God
  • REX = King
  • REGINA = Queen
  • GRA BRITT OMN REX FID DEF IND IMP = By the Grace of God, King of all the British territories, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India
  • D G BR OMN REX F D IND IMP = By the Grace of God, King of all the British territories, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India
  • D G BR OMN REX = By the Grace of God, King of all the British territories
  • DEI GRATIA BRITT OMN REGINA = By the Grace of God, Queen of all the British territories


When George V became King in 1910, his family name was Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. For the first seven years of his reign he kept his German surname, but in 1917, in recognition of the anti-German feelings of the British people during World War I, George and his family changed their surname to Windsor. It was a symbolic gesture by the King who took his role seriously and who adhered strictly to his responsibilities.

After George V's death in January 1936, Edward VIII acceded to the throne. Determined to marry Mrs Wallis Simpson, a twice-divorced American, Edward abdicated in December 1936 after the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin, informed him that the country would not accept Simpson as Queen.

After Edward VIII's abdication, George VI acceded to the throne. He became a popular figurehead for the nation during the dark days of World War II. He led Britain into the post-war era and restored the reputation of the monarchy.

George VI died in February 1952 and his daughter Elizabeth II, aged 25, acceded the throne, being crowned in June 1953. Elizabeth II's reign is one of the longest in British history and during this time Britain's role in the world has changed irrevocably, while the country itself has undergone a fundamental transformation.




Westair Reproductions Ltd
MCMLXXII (1972)


2012-08-07 : Thanks to Nick G. for pointing the Latin terminology.
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