£2 Coin Checker - 2014 First World War Centenary £2 Coin

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Lord Kitchener
Field Marshal Horatio Herbert Kitchener (Lord Kitchener)

The first in a 5-coin series remembering the First World War, the 2014 £2 coin reflects the outbreak of war, when the country's concern was gathering a large enough army to fight in the war. Conscription wasn't used until 1916, so initially, the British Army relied on volunteers.

Lord Kitchener was tasked with this recruitment, and the 2.5 million men who signed up voluntarily became known as Kitchener's Army. The iconic poster of him pointing at the viewer from any direction would have influenced many men, but was not mass produced – there were many variations of recruitment posters. This one however, has been reproduced hundreds of times since the war and so today is linked intrinsically to the start of the First World War.

The 2014 First World War £2 coin, designed by John Bergdahl, features Kitchener pointing, and the tagline – Your Country Needs You – on the reverse. Ian Rank-Broadley's portrait of the queen is used on the obverse (4th portrait).

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First World War Centenary coin specification and useful information

Alloy Inner: Cupro-nickel
Outer: Nickel-brass
Weight 12.00 g
Diameter 28.4 mm
Reverse Designer John Bergdahl
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Edge Inscription THE LAMPS ARE GOING OUT ALL OVER EUROPE
Year 2014
How many First World War Centenary £2 coins were minted? 5,720,000

Minting errors: Is there a First World War Centenary £2 coin mint error?

Sellers of coins from circulation would like to sell coins for as much over face value as possible, so often refer to rare mint error in the description on marketplaces such as eBay. If you are looking to buy this coin, read this first to ensure you do not pay far more than the coin is worth as a collector item.

No mint errors for this coin have been confirmed by The Royal Mint.

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On the Obverse (heads) side of the coin, there are small raised dots around the edge of the silver coloured section of the coin. On some coins these dots may be offset, so, for example they may appear away from the edge above the Queens head and be very close the the edge or missing from the opposite side (below the Queens neck).

This is common on all two pound coins minted before 2015 and is not considered a minting error.

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The bottom part of the Y in YOU is missing

This is not a minting error, the part letter may be missing as it struck in the space between the inner and outer part of the coin (or in some cases it has worn down).

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The inscription on the edge of the coin THE LAMPS ARE GOING OUT ALL OVER EUROPE is upside down when the coin is Obverse (heads) side up.

This is common on all two pound coins and is not a minting error as the inscription is not struck a certain way up. Any two pound coin can have the writing on the edge any way up.

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