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2016 The Army - First World War Two Pound Coin
The Army World War I Brilliant Uncirculated Two Pound Reverse
The Royal Mint have released a £2 coin to honour the army during World War I. Other £2 coins issued in 2016 commemorate the 350th Anniversary of the Great Fire of London and the 400th Anniversary of the Death of William Shakespeare.
This is third coin in a five year series, taking us on a journey from outbreak to armistice.
We received our first delivery of uncirculated coins on 18th November, 2015.
When compared to the Royal Mint price of £10.00 you will make a saving of £0.75 per item when ordering from us.
The silver proof coin comes in a box, with a certificate.
We received these coins on 8 March 2016..
When compared to the Royal Mint price of £60.00 you will make a saving of £4.00 per item when ordering from us.
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As Britain prepared for war in 1914, Lord Kitchener's request for people to enlist drew an astonishing response. Families, neighbours and friends who enlisted together were able to fight side by side, in 'Pals Battalions'. They debuted this technique at the Battle of the Somme. The recruitment technique was successful, but the communities the Pals Battalions were recruited from were torn apart.
This coin pays tribute to the comradery and community within the army during World War I. The reverse shows three of the 'Pals' shown side by side. The design was based on the work of the First World War artist C.R.W. Nevinson. The actual design comes from a creative consultancy called Uniform, led by the Creative Director, Tim Sharp
The obverse features the fifth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Jody Clark. This is the first time the portrait has appeared on the £2 coins, having been unveiled in 2015.
The coin comes in a colourful presentation folder, with information about the army during World War I.
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|Piedfort Silver Proof||28.40||24.00||2,000|
2016 350th Anniversary of the Great Fire of London £2
2016 400th Anniversary of the Death of William Shakespeare £2
2016 950th Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings 50p
2016 Annual Coin Set
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