First World War Centenary 2017 UK £5 Silver Proof 6 Coin Set

First World War Centenary 2017 UK £5 Silver Proof 6 Coin Set

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  • Contains six 925 sterling silver coins
  • Finished to Proof standard
  • Just 1,917 sets will be released
  • Comes with a booklet that explains the stories and effects of the events of 1917
  • Produced in collaboration with Imperial War Museums

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Product code: UK17W1SS
Limited Edition Presentation: 1,917

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A poignant silver set brings the events of 1917 to life

Advancement through Adversity

The Royal Mint’s First World War Six-Coin Set for 2017 explores the innovation demanded by a newly industrialised war. As drawn out battles were fought across devastated ground by weary soldiers, 1917 called for selfless heroes, medical progress, technological advancement and a new form of art to help the public comprehend the reality of modern war. The six silver coins in this set unite to tell their story, as our journey from Outbreak to Armistice continues.

Trench warfare dominated the fourth year of the First World War, with both sides ultimately locked in a stalemate. Advancements in areas from medicine to machinery were vital to ending the war the following year, while many of the innovations, such as blood banks and plastic surgery, benefit public healthcare to this day.

This is the fourth six-coin set in the series, featuring six new original designs each with an emotive inscription paying tribute to their subjects. The accompanying booklet reveals the story that inspired the designs, including the bravery of Captain Noel Godfrey Chavasse VC, the dedication of the medical services and the cultural importance of the war artist. The Sopwith Camel, the newly engineered plane that claimed the skies, is joined by a haunting depiction of the horror of gas warfare and a final design remembers the Battle of Arras. There are just 1,917 Proof sets available struck in 925 sterling silver and presented together in a Royal Mint case.
 

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HMS Belfast: Explore all 9 decks of this iconic London landmark and hear the stories of her globetrotting quests through the memories of the brave crew who lived and worked on board.

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First World War Centenary 2017 UK £5 Silver Proof 6 Coin Set

Denomination £5
Maximum Coin Mintage 1,917
Alloy .925 Sterling Silver
Weight 28.28g
Diameter 38.61mm
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Quality Proof

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