George was the second son of King Edward VII and became heir apparent when his older brother Albert passed away in 1892. Until then, George was a naval officer and a career man. After 1892, he wed Mary of Teck and had four sons and one daughter. The penny had minor changes to the reverse (the word "CANADA" was added, and it was removed from the obverse.) and the obverse had a portrait of the new King. Also of interest was the lack of the Latin phrase "DEI GRATIA" (or an abbreviation for it), which caused the 1911 coin to be termed "Godless". In 1912, "DEI GRA:" was added to the coinage tools.