The 100th Anniversary of the First World War


Anniversary of the First World War - Outbreak

Issued 2014
Diameter 28.4mm
Weight 12.0g
Thickness 2.5 mm

Outer:  Nickel-Brass (76% copper, 4% nickel, 20% zinc)
Inner:  Cupro-nickel (75% copper, 25% nickel)


Obverse Designers Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Reverse Designer John Bergdahl
Edge Milled
Edge Inscription  The lamps are going out all over Europe

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The first base metal £2 coin was issued in the United Kingdom in 1986 to commemorate the Thirteenth Commonwealth Games which that year were held in Scotland.  Commemorative £2 coins continued to be issued in single colour nickel-brass for special occasions.