First World War Outbreak Gold Proof Kilo Coin
The Kilo is The Royal Mint’s premier coin, reserved only for events of national importance such as those marking the The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Olympic Games of London 2012 and the christening of His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.
The First World War was considered the first ‘total war’ the world would see, uniting the people of Britain – both civilian and military – with one responsibility: to play their part. The impact of the First World War was far-reaching, so many men lost their lives in the battles that would rage for four years and the Britain they left behind was to be altered forever, the war bringing about social, technological and political change. The Royal Mint honours this poignant 100th
anniversary with a programme of commemoration spanning five years; this outstanding Kilo will be joined by another in 2018 that will mark the anniversary of the end of the First World War.