George V, Silver Medal in Box, 1935
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.