Posted: Fri 7th Nov 2014

The Royal Mint release a £500 coin to commemorate the First World War – it weighs 1 kilo!

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Nov 7th, 2014

The Royal Mint have released a Silver Proof Kilo Coin to honour the centenary of the First World War
Designed by Michael Sandle the coin depicts the haunting and ghostly figures of soldiers march into no man’s land.
The coin’s legal tender value is £500 only 430 of tribute coins are going to be released by the Royal Mint at a cost of £2000 each.

Coin size versus a £1 coin
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About the Coin:

The Royal Mint has marked significant moments in Britain’s history for centuries. In 2014 we embark upon a programme of commemoration, telling the far-reaching story of the war from outbreak to armistice. The First World War Outbreak Silver Proof Kilo Coin, part of that commemoration, is now available with a design by Michael Sandle RA, a respected artist known for his war-themed work. It will be joined in 2018 by another Kilo coin that will mark the First World War coming to an end.

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In his moving reverse Michael Sandle has depicted soldiers moving from the trenches into no man’s land, ghostly figures in full capes and familiar ‘Brodie’ helmets shrouded in mist, inspired by the artist’s sadness at the tragic loss of so many brave men. This magnificent coin is handsomely presented, complete with a booklet on the outbreak of the war, a Certificate of Authenticity confirms this is one of only 430 of these – the UK’s premier silver coins – to be release

The Royal Mint

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