The Army 2016 UK £2 Gold Proof Coin

The Army 2016 UK £2 Gold Proof Coin

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  • The only official UK £2 coin to commemorate the Army
  • Struck in 22 carat gold and only 750 available
  • Beautifully designed and executed, comes complete with fascinating historical booklet
  • Features an unusual Futurist coin design
  • Created in association with Imperial War Museums

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Product code: UK16W1GP
Limited Edition Presentation: 750


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The British Army – shoulder to shoulder defending these islands

Camaraderie and community

In 1914, conscription went against the principles of Liberal Prime Minister Herbert Asquith, as well as being alien to a British Army traditionally formed of volunteers. So the call went out to enlist. General Sir Henry Rawlinson believed men were more likely to volunteer if they could serve alongside those they knew, a concept used by Lord Derby in Liverpool with astonishing success. Other towns and cities quickly followed suit in a recruitment drive fuelled by civic pride. Men were organised into Pals Battalions – friends, neighbours and workmates serving shoulder to shoulder – a decision that would wrench the heart out of so many communities on that first fateful day at the Battle of the Somme, 100 years ago.

This magnificent coin struck in 22 carat gold, finished to our enviable Proof standard, is the only official UK £2 coin commemorating the British Army. Created in association with Imperial War Museums and featuring an original design by creative agency Uniform, this moving coin is a lasting tribute to the camaraderie of those men, and the unity and pride of the communities they volunteered to defend.

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The Army 2016 UK £2 Gold Coin

Denomination £2
Maximum Coin Mintage 950
Alloy Inner: 22 carat yellow gold. Outer: 22 carat red gold
Weight 15.97g
Diameter 28.40mm
Reverse Designer Tim Sharp
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
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