The Honourable Soldier

First World War Centenary

Our First World War commemoration continues with a new five-ounce coin inspired by the poetry of Rudyard Kipling.

The 100th Anniversary of First World War 5oz Coins

Each coin in The Royal Mint’s five-year programme of commemoration is a tribute to those who fought or served during the First World War.

Renowned sculptor Philip Jackson is recognised internationally for his ability to convey the human condition through skilful use of body language and is Royal Sculptor to Her Majesty The Queen. For this five-ounce coin he has captured the mood of 1917 and was inspired by the poetry of Rudyard Kipling. The oak and laurel wreath symbolises Britain and victories won, while the image of a lone soldier in silent contemplation reminds us of the human cost of war. The design has been finished to Proof standard.

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