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2018 First World War Centenary Armistice £2 Coin

2018 First World War Centenary Armistice
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Reaching an agreement for the Armistice
Reaching an agreement for the Armistice

First World War Armistice

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, a great silence fell over the battlefields of the western front.

Three days earlier, in the forest of Compiegne north of Paris, a German delegation had met with the allied supreme Commander Ferdinand Foch, to carry out military negotiations. The Armistice was formally signed in Foch's railway carriage on the 11th of November 1918 at 5.10am. However, the ceasefire did not officially start until 11am that day, to allow the news to travel among the troops on the Western Front. As a result, 863 British and Empire soldiers died that morning, with the total number of deaths on the Western Front reaching 2,738.

FWW Centenary Armistice £2 Coin in the 2018 Annual Set

When the news of the armistice reached London, church bells rang out and Big Ben struck the hour for the first time since the start of the war but this was also the moment for and exhausted country to reflect on the terrible conflict and unimaginable horrors that had cost so many their lives.

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First World War Centenary Armistice coin specification and useful information

Alloy Inner: Cupro-nickel
Outer: Nickel-brass
Weight 12.00 g
Diameter 28.4 mm
Reverse Designer Stephen Raw
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Edge Inscription WILFRED OWEN KILLED IN ACTION 4 NOV 1918
Year 2018
How many First World War Centenary Armistice £2 coins were minted? Unknown

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

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The inscription on the edge of the coin WILFRED OWEN KILLED IN ACTION 4 NOV 1918 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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