Saturday, 17 February 2018

King George V One Rupee Bank Note Signed By A C McWatters

George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert; 3 June 1865 – 20 January 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 second son of the Prince and Princess of Wales (later King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra), and grandson of the then-reigning British monarch, Queen Victoria. From the time of his birth, he was third in the line of succession behind his father and his own elder brother, Prince Albert Victor. 

From 1877 to 1891, George served in the Royal Navy, until the unexpected death of his elder brother in early 1892 put him directly in line for the throne. On the death of his grandmother in 1901, George's father became King-Emperor of the British Empire, and George was created Prince of Wales. He succeeded his father in 1910. He was the only Emperor of India to be present at his own Delhi Durbar.

King George V, 1917, 1 Rupee, Signed by AC McWatters, Serial No in Black, X Prefix, S.No. X94 205635, (KJ & RR # 3.2.1A), split in signature issued in booklets, choice extremely fine, Rare in this condition.

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