The 2018 Centenary of the First World War coin set.
This set commemorates the end of the First World War in 1918. It features 3 x 22-carat gold proof coins in a proof finish from Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man. The set contains 0.706 troy ounces of gold.
It is issue under number 53 of only 250 sets issued.
The Great War lasted for over 4 years, from 28th July 1914 to 11th November 1918.
After the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and his wife Sophie; a month of diplomatic talks between Britain, France, Russia, Germany and Austria-Hungary took place.
Serbia, whose officials were involved in the Archduke's assassination, provoked Austria-Hungary into a war by declaring a general mobilisation of troops. The talks broke down and Austria-Hungary ordered a partial mobilisation and a day later on the 28th of July 1914, declared war on Serbia. Russia entered the fray followed shortly by Germany. Germany declared war on France on 3rd August with Britain entering the war a day later.
The Armistice of 11th November 1918 brought an end to the fighting and a ceasefire was declared on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month. The empires of Germany, Russia, Austria-Hungary and the Ottomans fell along with the Romanov, Hohenzollern and Habsburg dynasties.
The obverse of Isle of Man coin features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark.
QUEEN ELIZABETH II ISLE OF MAN 2018 ONE POUND
The other two coins feature the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The text on the coins read:
QUEEN ELIZABETH II BAILIWICK OF GUERNSEY 2018 ONE POUND
QUEEN ELIZABETH II BAILIWICK OF JERSEY 2018 ONE POUND
The reverse of the coins feature designs by Mike Guilfoyle and Matt Tindall.
Isle of Man - A soldier surrounded by poppies. The text reads: "1914 1918 THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERRMORE XI.XI.XI"
Guernsey - A soldier playing a bugle, with poppies in the background. The text reads "AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM".
Jersey - The outline of a dove of peace, holding an olive branch. Inside the dove are the numbers '11.11.11' in one wing, '100' in the other,and '1914 - 1918' in the body. Poppies feature in the background. The following text appears around the coin. "CALM FELL. FROM HEAVEN DISTILLED A CLEMENCY. THERE WAS PEACE ON EARTH, AND SILENCE IN THE SKY".
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||0.706|
|Fineness / Carat||0.917 / 22|
|Issuing Monarch||Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)|
|Mint / Brand||Unknown|
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