First World War Outbreak Gold Proof Kilo Coin | The Royal Mint

First World War Outbreak Gold Proof Kilo Coin

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  • Only 25 to be struck – the pinnacle of the range
  • A kilogramme of gold, 100mm in diameter
  • Struck in 999.9 fine gold and finished to Satin Proof standard
Product code: UK14FWKG


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The ultimate commemoration

Britain’s largest coin, the imposing Kilo

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This outstanding Kilo coin continues The Royal Mint’s five-year commemoration of the centenary of the First World War. The coin’s reverse by Michael Sandle RA – a haunting image of soldiers marching through the mist into no man’s land – is stunning in fine gold, each detail highlighted in premium Proof finish. This imposing coin, with a kilogramme of gold and 100mm diameter, is a fitting tribute to such an important anniversary.

About the Coin

On 6 August 1914 Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced grave news to the nation: Britain had entered what would become known as ‘The Great War’ – a war that would change the world forever. In 2014, a century on, The Royal Mint honours this poignant anniversary with a five-year programme of commemoration, telling the far-reaching story of the war from outbreak to armistice. The First World War Outbreak Gold Proof Kilo Coin is now available – the ultimate commemoration – with a design by Michael Sandle RA, a most respected artist known for his war-themed work.

This haunting reverse depicts soldiers moving from the trenches into no man’s land, the ghostly figure of a soldier in full cape and familiar ‘Brodie’ helmet marching through the mist, conveying the tragedy of the war and the loss of so many men. His moving design makes excellent use of the full 100mm field of Britain’s largest coin, which contains no less than a full kilogramme of fine 999.9 gold. This is an exceptional coin, handsomely presented in a sophisticated case with a booklet on the outbreak of the war. And only 25 will ever be struck – they will be found only in the most exclusive collections.

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First World War Outbreak Gold Proof Kilo Coin

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First World War Outbreak Gold Proof Kilo Coin

Denomination £1,000
Maximum Coin Mintage 25
Alloy 999.9 fine gold
Weight 1005 g
Diameter 100.00 mm
Reverse Designer Michael Sandle
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Quality Proof

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