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The Last Year of the ‘Great War’

This set of six £5 coins struck in 916.7 Au – Red Gold continues The Royal Mint’s five-year programme of commemoration of the First World War, telling the stories of the war from outbreak to armistice.

This penultimate set in the series details key moments in those final months of the war. Two coins mark the women left behind – in factories and as grieving widows. The tank was selected as a symbol of the technological advances of wartime and a bi-plane embodies the role of the newly-formed Royal Air Force. T. E. Lawrence, the famous Lawrence of Arabia, is celebrated as a hero of the time and a poignant design honours those fallen at the battles of Ypres.

Specification

TE Lawrence

Specification Value
Denomination £5
Maximum Coin Mintage 25
Alloy 22 Carat Gold
Weight 39.94g
Diameter 38.61mm
Specification Value
Reverse Designer David Cornell
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Edge Inscription I WROTE MY WILL ACROSS THE SKY IN STARS
Quality Proof
Year 2018
Pure Metal Type Gold

Ypres

Specification Value
Denomination £5
Maximum Coin Mintage 25
Alloy 22 Carat Gold
Weight 28.28g
Diameter 38.61mm
Specification Value
Reverse Designer John Bergdahl
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Edge Inscription HERE WAS THE WORLD'S WORST WOUND
Quality Proof
Year 2018
Pure Metal Type Gold

Tanks

Specification Value
Denomination £5
Maximum Coin Mintage 25
Alloy 22 Carat Gold
Weight 28.28g
Diameter 38.61mm
Specification Value
Reverse Designer Edwina Ellis
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Edge Inscription THE DEVIL IS COMING
Quality Proof
Year 2018
Pure Metal Type Gold

Royal Air force

Specification Value
Denomination £5
Maximum Coin Mintage 25
Alloy 22 Carat Gold
Weight 28.28g
Diameter 38.61mm
Specification Value
Reverse Designer David Rowlands
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Edge Inscription TUMULT IN THE CLOUDS
Quality Proof
Year 2018
Pure Metal Type Gold

Women in factories

Specification Value
Denomination £5
Maximum Coin Mintage 25
Alloy 22 Carat Gold
Weight 28.28g
Diameter 38.61mm
Specification Value
Reverse Designer David Lawrence
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Edge Inscription ON HER THEIR LIVES DEPEND
Quality Proof
Year 2018
Pure Metal Type Gold

Widows left behind

Specification Value
Denomination £5
Maximum Coin Mintage 25
Alloy 22 Carat Gold
Weight 28.28g
Diameter 38.61mm
Specification Value
Reverse Designer David Lawrence
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Edge Inscription THE WATCHERS BY LONELY HEARTHS
Quality Proof
Year 2018
Pure Metal Type Gold
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