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George V (1865–1936) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 until his death in 1936. He was the only Emperor of India to be present at his own Delhi Durbar. His reign saw the rise of socialism, communism, fascism, Irish republicanism, and the Indian independence movement, all of which radically changed the political landscape. In 1917, George became the first monarch of the House of Windsor, which he renamed from the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha as a result of anti-German public sentiment.
Most of the coins minted in 1921 were melted afterwards because the May 3, 1921 law authorized to mint much larger 5 cents in nickel. Only about 400 are left.
Crowned and robed bust of George V facing left; below bust in small lettering the artist's initials B.M.
GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: REX ET IND:IMP:
The facial value, accompanied by the country name and date, surrounded by two maple boughs and the Tudor Crown on top.