First World War 2015 UK £5 Silver Proof Six-Coin Set | The Royal Mint

First World War 2015 UK £5 Silver Proof Six-Coin Set

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  • Six coins all struck in 925 sterling silver, finished to Proof standard
  • Just 1,915 sets will be released
  • With a booklet full of fascinating information on the chosen subjects
  • Produced in collaboration with the Imperial War Museums
  • Free UK delivery when you order this set
Product code: UK15W1SS
Limited Edition Presentation: 1,915

£465.00

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A story in coins continues with a poignant set exploring 1915

Reality - in the grip of conflict

Selfless heroes, the menace of new machines of war, the perils of seafaring, devastating battles and devoted animals. These are the subjects that have been respectfully captured on the First World War Six-Coin Set for 2015, exploring the events of 1915, when the world came to terms with the impact of the continuing First World War. Six more striking Proof coins, in 925 sterling silver, unite to tell their story, as our journey from Outbreak to Armistice continues.

About the set

In 1915, the initial enthusiasm and anticipation that had surrounded the outbreak of the First World War was quickly replaced by anxiety and trepidation as the war ‘that would be over by Christmas’, raged on. The coins in this six-coin set, the second in the series, are a respectful tribute, with their deserving subjects captured through striking designs and emotive inscriptions. The accompanying booklet reveals the story that inspired each coin: the flying ace Albert Ball VC; selfless nurse, Edith Cavell; the bravery of the Merchant Navy; the underwater menace of the newly engineered submarine and the dedicated animals thrust into the horrors of war.

These outstanding coins are minted in stylish sterling silver, finished to flawless Proof standard that enhances their intricate designs. All six are presented together in a stylish case to display and protect their beautiful finish. This set is a perfect commemoration for coin collectors or those with an interest in the war, whether you began your collection in 2014 or simply want to start now. Just 1,915 of these sets will be released, order soon to secure this piece of history.

In 2014, The Royal Mint began a programme of commemoration to mark the centenary of the First World War. A six-coin set began a story in coins ‘from Outbreak to Armistice’, a story that we will tell over five years. This second set explores the world as it came to terms with the enormity of ‘total war’. The coins in the series have been created by a select group of designers who have each explored a different aspect of the war. From the battles that were won and lost, to the armed forces and support services that fought in them, and the heroes who performed such selfless acts. The technology of the time is also examined along with the social and cultural impact caused by ‘total war’.

Each designer has their own unique style, but the collection together unites to tell a poignant story with breathtaking coin designs and carefully selected inscriptions that capture the essence of each subject.

Specification

Albert Ball

Denomination £5
Maximum Coin Mintage 2,500
Alloy .925 Sterling Silver
Weight 28.28 g
Diameter 38.61 mm
Reverse Designer David Cornell
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Edge Inscription BY FAR THE BEST ENGLISH FLYING MAN
Quality Proof

Animals at War

Denomination £5
Maximum Coin Mintage 2,500
Alloy .925 Sterling Silver
Weight 28.28 g
Diameter 38.61 mm
Reverse Designer David Lawrence
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Edge Inscription PATIENT EYES COURAGEOUS HEARTS
Quality Proof

Edith Cavell

Denomination £5
Maximum Coin Mintage 2,500
Alloy .925 Sterling Silver
Weight 28.28 g
Diameter 38.61 mm
Reverse Designer David Cornell
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Edge Inscription SHE FACED THEM GENTLE AND BOLD
Quality Proof

Gallipoli

Denomination £5
Maximum Coin Mintage 5,000
Alloy .925 Sterling Silver
Weight 28.28 g
Diameter 38.61 mm
Reverse Designer John Bergdahl
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Edge Inscription HEROES THAT SHED THEIR BLOOD
Quality Proof

Merchant Navy

Denomination £5
Maximum Coin Mintage 2,500
Alloy .925 Sterling Silver
Weight 28.28 g
Diameter 38.61 mm
Reverse Designer Edwina Ellis
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Edge Inscription SEPULCHRED IN THE HARBOUR OF THE DEEP
Quality Proof

Submarines

Denomination £5
Maximum Coin Mintage 2,500
Alloy .925 Sterling Silver
Weight 28.28 g
Diameter 38.61 mm
Reverse Designer David Rowlands
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Edge Inscription IN LITTLE BOXES MADE OF TIN
Quality Proof

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stunning

Rated 5 out of 5
12 March 2016

another beautiful reminder of dark days we cannot forget looking forward to the rest of the series I hope my grand kids feel the same as me as they are for them

Set of the highest calibre

Rated 5 out of 5
29 June 2015

Another flawless masterpiece from the Royal Mint. A poignant portrayal of the heroes of The Great War yet again. The quality, presentation and information make this product an absolute must for any serious collector or historian. Cannot wait for next years. :)

WW! Coins

Rated 5 out of 5
30 May 2015

Fantastic

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