1935 Silver Medal in Box
In 1935 King George V celebrated his Silver Jubilee and the Royal Mint struck a
beautiful medallion to honour the event. You have the conjoined busts of King
George V and Queen Mary on one side and Windsor Castle on the other side. These
medallions were struck in Sterling Silver and are now 83 years old. To protect
them, the Royal Mint issued them in red card boxes, which over the years have gotten
damaged and lost.
So it was quite exciting when a dealer offered us this group complete in their
original red card boxes of issue. Of course the medallions have toned over the
years, but then this is what Sterling Silver does. The boxes have seen a little handling
but are extremely difficult to find.
The Royal Mint also issued a commemorative crown for the Silver Jubilee, so
maybe it would be nice to show the two side by side.