The White Horse of Hanover is the ninth release in the collection. In 1714 Georg Ludwig, ruler of the German duchy of Hanover, succeeded to the throne of Great Britain as George I. He brought with him the heraldry of the region, including the ancient device of a white horse on a red background.
The white horse is a beast with a long history, deeply rooted in Germany’s past and that of George I’s medieval ancestors.
Royal Mint designer Jody Clark has given the White Horse of Hanover a different pose and portrayed it facing to the right to keep it distinct from its mythical relative, the unicorn.