• 1 Shilling 1921-1925, KM# 21, East Africa, George V
  • 1 Shilling 1921-1925, KM# 21, East Africa, George V
Description

East Africa Protectorate (also known as British East Africa) was an area in the African Great Lakes occupying roughly the same terrain as present-day Kenya from the Indian Ocean inland to Uganda and the Great Rift Valley. It was an administrative grouping of five separate British territories: Kenya, Uganda, the Sultanate of Zanzibar and British Somaliland.

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 succeeded his father Edward VII in 1910. 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.

Obverse

Crowned and robed bust of George V facing left, surrounded by the inscription "Georgius V Rex et Indiae Imperator" (George V, King and Emperor of India), below bust in small lettering the artist's initials B.M.

The Tudor Crown, also known as the King's Crown or Imperial Crown, is a widely used symbol in heraldry of the United Kingdom. While various crown symbols had been used for this purpose for many years previously, the specific Tudor Crown design was standardised at the request of Edward VII. It was never intended to represent any actual physical crown, although in shape it bears a close resemblance to the small diamond crown of Queen Victoria.

Engraver: Bertram Mackennal

GEORGIVS V REX ET IND:IMP:
B.M.

Reverse

Lion and mountains within 3/4 circle with fleur ends, date and denomination below.

Mintmark H, if present, is positioned in soil under lion right above numeral "1" of denomination.

EAST AFRICA
1
SHILLING
1925

Edge

1 Shilling

KM# 21 Schön# 24
Characteristics
Material Silver
Fineness 0.250
Weight 7.78 g
Diameter 27.8 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mints
Heaton Mint, Birmingham (H)
Royal Mint

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