First World War - Outbreak 2014 UK £5 Silver Proof 6 Coin Set

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  • A new series, a story in coins from outbreak to armistice
  • First coins mark the centenary of the outbreak – build your collection until 2019
  • Six £5 coins in 925 sterling silver, struck to our flawless Proof quality
  • Just 1914 sets to be issued – interest will be high
  • Beautifully presented, with information-packed booklet
Product code: UK14W1SS


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A fascinating new series begins with six £5 coins in silver

In 2014 The Royal Mint plays a part in remembering the start of the First World War, beginning five years of commemoration. This fascinating set of six coins launches a new series that builds each year until 2018 – such a fitting way to mark the centenary of an important time in British history. Your set includes six stunning 925 sterling Silver Proof coins presented in informative packaging that helps to tell a story of the First World War, from outbreak to armistice.

About the Coins

This year we remember the outbreak of the First World War – a moment when the world changed forever. Britain will honour the centenary of ‘the Great War’ over the next five years and it is important that such significant anniversaries are marked for the nation. The Royal Mint begins an extensive programme of commemoration in 2014 – the six flawless Silver Proof £5 coins in this fascinating set are the first of 36 coins that together help to tell a story of the First World War.

Five leading artists have created coins that explore themes as diverse as technology, the role of the armed forces and support services, social impact, key battles and of course some of the heroes of the war. The coins in your 2014 set depict the Howitzer gun, explore the impact of propaganda and honour the first black officer in Britain’s armed forces, the Royal Navy, the British Expeditionary Force and the hard work on the Home Front. These first coins begin an intriguing, moving series that you will want to collect until we mark the armistice, and hopes for peace, in 2018.

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A timeless, flawless classic

Rated 5 out of 5

Exactly what is says in the title. A fantastic addition to any collection, this set has pride of place in mine. Stunning quality, design, imagery, information, packaging and service that can only come with the 1000 years of craftmanship The Royal Mint can offer. I cannot wait for further additions in this series and I will certainly be looking to add to my portfolio.

My first purchase

Rated 5 out of 5

Arrived today (USA) and I'm not disappointed. The service I experienced was first class. The actual coin set is stunning, the detail and presentation is just outstanding. My son (11) is amazed and cant wait for the second set to be available as I am. Thank you for an outstanding set it will be a joy to own for years to come.

A pleasure to own

Rated 5 out of 5

A most beautiful set of coins and a fitting tribute to all who suffered the horrors of war. I look forward to the rest of the series with anticipation. As usual the service provided by the Royal Mint was first class.

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