2016 UK Coin Two Pounds (£2) The Army - First World War

2016 UK Coin Two Pounds (£2) The Army - First World War

The Royal Mint have released a £2 coin to honour the army during World War I. Other £2 coins issued in 2016 commemorate the 350th Anniversary of the Great Fire of London and the 400th Anniversary of the Death of William Shakespeare. This is third coin in a five year series, taking us on a journey from outbreak to armistice. We received our first delivery of uncirculated coins on 18th November, 2015.


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Coin Specification

The coin comes in a colourful presentation folder, with information about the army during World War I.

The obverse features the fifth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Jody Clark. This is the first time the portrait has appeared on the £2 coins, having been unveiled in 2015.

The reverse shows three of the 'Pals' shown side by side. The design was based on the work of the First World War artist C.R.W. Nevinson. The actual design comes from a creative consultancy called Uniform, led by the Creative Director, Tim Sharp

Denomination £2
Alloy Inner: Cupro-Nickel - Outer: Nickel Brass
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated
Diameter 28.40mm
Weight 12g
Reverse Designer Tim Sharp
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Edge Inscription For King and Country