The 100th Anniversary of the FWW – Outbreak UK £2 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

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  • 100 years since of the outbreak of the First World War
  • An official £2 coin, struck to Brilliant Uncirculated standard
  • First in a five-year series. Explore the story behind the design
Product code: UK14W1BU


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A fitting way to mark, and to remember, the centenary

The first coin in a five-year series – a journey from outbreak to armistice

The 100th Anniversary of the First World Way - Outbreak 2014 UK £2 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

In 2014 we mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War with the first coin in a five-year series that will take us on a journey from outbreak to armistice. This official UK £2 coin remembers one of the most significant moments in British history with a design that recalls the spirit, and with hindsight, the poignancy, of the rush to enlist encouraged by Lord Kitchener. This £2 coin, a fitting tribute, is available now housed in an informative folder that brings to its iconic design to life.

About the coin

In 1914 Lord Kitchener was appointed to mastermind a recruitment campaign that would go on to create one of the largest volunteer armies ever known in Britain. This design was selected to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War because the poster has come to be strongly associated with the outbreak of the war and is recognised by much of the population. It is intended to highlight the Government propaganda campaign to conscript army volunteers at the start of the war.

Though many posters encouraged the men of Britain to enlist, the image of Kitchener himself has come to stand for the call to fight for King and country that saw men respond in their thousands. It is to this instantly recognisable image that the experienced artist John Bergdahl turned to create his stirring design: ‘Your country needs you!’.

Perhaps you wish to honour someone in your family who played their part, or pay your respects as the nation remembers. Maybe you have an interest in military history or want to learn more about such a significant time. You will want to secure one of these Brilliant Uncirculated £2 coins – produced by The Royal Mint, as were the medals presented to those who fought so long ago. Your coin is presented in a fascinating folder exploring the country at the outbreak of war, Kitchener’s campaign and the men who volunteered to fight with Britain from across the Commonwealth.


Anniversary of the First World War - Outbreak 2014 UK £2

Denomination £2
Alloy Inner: Cupro-nickel - Outer:Nickel-brass
Weight 12.00 g
Diameter 28.40 mm
Reverse Designer John Bergdahl
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Edge Inscription The lamps are going out all over Europe
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated

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Good coin

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It is a good coin for gift to my friend, but the packer only use one Jiffy bag for delivery from the UK to Australia. It is lucky, and not damage.


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1st class fww coin

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Bought 2 of these coins absolutely brilliant highly recommended if your a coin collector.many thanks royal mint 10 out 10.

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