First World War

First World War Centenary

A five-year programme of commemoration telling the story of the First World War.

First World War

The 100th Anniversary of the First World War

In 2014 The Royal Mint began a five-year programme of commemoration that will tell the story of the First World War from ‘Outbreak to Armistice’. In the fourth year of the series we look back to 1917, reflecting on the events that took place 100 years ago and remembering a time when Britain had been engaged in the conflict for more than two gruelling years.

Inspired by the moving poetry of Rudyard Kipling, artist Philip Jackson has created a thoughtful design for the 2017 five-ounce coin, honouring the individual sacrifices of the soldiers that impacted so many lives to this very day.

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