Always Remembered

A century after the Armistice was signed, bringing five years of terrible conflict to an end, The Royal Mint has struck a £2 coin as a tribute to the end of war. Every year we remember the fallen, a tradition that began just after the First World War, but this centenary, so much more than a moment in history, calls for a lasting tribute to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

This official UK £2 coin, part of the final year of commemoration in our five-year series, features a design by artist Stephen Raw. He was inspired by Wilfred Owen, the famous war poet, who died in the conflict. Stephen’s design features an inscription taken from Owen’s poem, ‘Strange Meeting’. It was modelled in clay the artist took from the Sambre-Oise Canal where Owen was killed in 1918. This Brilliant Uncirculated edition is presented in a display folder that is filled with imagery and information that was sourced with the help of Imperial War Museums.

Specification

Armistice 2018 UK £2 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Specification Value
Denomination £2
Alloy Inner: Cupro-nickel. Outer:Nickel-brass
Weight 12.00g
Diameter 28.40mm
Reverse Designer Stephen Raw
Specification Value
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Edge Inscription WILFRED OWEN KILLED IN ACTION 4 NOV 1918
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated
Year 2018
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