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.
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
|Alloy||Inner: Cupro-Nickel - Outer: Nickel Brass|
|Reverse Designer||Tim Sharp|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Edge Inscription||For King and Country|