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2014 First World War WW1 Lord Kitchener Two Pound Brilliant Uncirculated Coin In Folder

UK14W1SP 2014 First World War WW1 Lord Kitchener Two Pound Brilliant Uncirculated Coin In Folder

Buy a 2014 First World War WW1 Lord Kitchener Two Pound Brilliant Uncirculated Coin In Folder

1914 marked the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, and on the occasion The Royal Mint released a commemorative series of coins, including this brilliant uncirculated Two Pound piece. Also known as The Great War at the time, it was the first 'total' war and became infamously known for stalemate and incomprehensible numbers of casualties. Shortly after the declaration of war, Lord Kitchener was appointed Secretary of State for War and was credited with building one of the largest ever volunteer armies Britain had ever seen - The New Army. The enlistment poster of Field Marshall Kitchener appealing to British men that 'Your country needs you' is an iconic image of the First World War. It is this portrait that artist John Bergdahl used as inspiration for his design on the coin's reverse. Beneath the engraving of Field Marshall Kitchener is the famous saying 'YOUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOU'. The inscription around the edge of this coin features the foreshadowing quote 'THE LAMPS ARE GOING OUT ALL OVER EUROPE', which was stated by Foreign Secretary Edward Grey on the outbreak of war. On the obverse is Ian Rank-Broadley's effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, which is the fourth official UK coin portrait of the monarch. Specifications of the coin are a bimetallic alloy of cupronickel in the centre and a nickel-brass outer ring, a total diameter of 28.40 millimetres and a total weight of 12.00 grams. This pre-owned UK coin comes issued in the original limited edition packaging from The Royal Mint.
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The fourth official portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Ian Rank-Broadley. Legend reads: 'ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · TWO POUNDS ·'.


Field Marshall Horatio Kitchener pointing, with the legend 'YOUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOU' featured underneath. Surrounding text reads: 'THE FIRST WORLD WAR 1914-1918 2014'.


The edge is reeded with the lettering: 'THE LAMPS ARE GOING OUT ALL OVER EUROPE'.


Weight: 12.00 grams. Diameter: 28.40 millimetres. Alloy: cupro-nickel / nickel brass. Face value: Two Pounds / £2. Finish: brilliant uncirculated.


Comes in a limited edition coin slipcase from The Royal Mint, featuring details about the First World War and Lord Kitchener. Pre-owned.


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