Royal Mint issues World War I memorial coin

The Royal Mint has issued a commemorative £2 coin marking 100 years since the outbreak of World War One.

The WWI memorial coin features Lord Kitchener

It is the first coin in a five-year series that will remember key events in the conflict from outbreak to Armistice and has been designed by sculptor John Bergdahl.

The first coin to be released features Lord Kitchener and the ‘Your Country Needs You!’ slogan used on a recruitment poster which is understood to be a variation of the cover illustration of a 1914 edition of London Opinion magazine, designed by graphic designer Alfred Leete. 

Trinity House coin

The coin will enter circulation alongside other commemorative coins including a second £2 coin designed by Joe Whitlock-Blundell and David Eccles, which celebrates the 500th anniversary of Trinity House, an organisation which has served Britain’s mariners since the time of Henry VIII.

The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games 50p

An official Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games 50p, designed by Alex Loudon and Dan Flashman, has been unveiled, featuring a cyclist and athlete above the Saltire of Scotland.

Shamrock £1 coin

Completing a series begun in 2013, two £1 coins have been released, one featuring flax and shamrock to represent Northern Ireland and another featuring a bluebell and thistle for Scotland.

Thistle £1 coin

Last year this floral series, designed by Timothy Noad, saw the introduction of a £1 coin featuring a rose to represent England and another featuring a daffodil to represent Wales.

Queen Anne £5 coin

Meanwhile a special edition £5 crown coin celebrating the life and legacy of Queen Anne 300 years after her death has been released. It is designed by Mark Richards FRBS, creator of the £5 crown struck for the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

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  • Christa Naden November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    When can I buy £2 coins

  • Christa Naden November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    When can I buy £2 coins pls?

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