2016 First World War (Army) Circulated £2

£3.75

Description

This coin will arrive in circulated condition

About This Design
In 1914 tensions in South Eastern Europe would spill over into war; a conflict that would engulf the rest of Europe, then the world. This was a new kind of warfare, fought on an industrial scale by land, sea and air. The tactics of the past were rendered obsolete by new technology and the sheer scale of the combat. The British Army needed to swell its ranks, so the call went out to enlist. To aid the recruitment drive, men were permitted to serve alongside those they knew in Pals Battalions – friends, neighbours and workmates serving side by side.

As part of our five-year programme of commemoration, this poignant £2 coin by the team at creative agency Uniform is a respectful way to remember the camaraderie of those men and the unity and pride of the communities they volunteered to defend.

Specifications
Issued 2016
Diameter 28.4mm
Weight 12.0g
Thickness 2.5mm
Composition Outer: Nickel-brass (76% copper, 4% nickel, 20% zinc)
Inner: Cupro-nickel (75% copper, 25% nickel)
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Reverse Designer Tim Sharp
Edge Milled
Edge Inscription FOR KING AND COUNTRY
Mintage 9,550,000

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