A century after the Armistice was signed, bringing five years of terrible conflict to an end, The Royal Mint has struck a £2 coin as a tribute to the end of war. Every year we remember the fallen, a tradition that began just after the First World War, but this centenary, so much more than a moment in history, calls for a lasting tribute to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
This official UK £2 coin, part of the final year of commemoration in our five-year series, features a design by artist Stephen Raw. He was inspired by Wilfred Owen, the famous war poet, who died in the conflict. Stephen's design features an inscription taken from Owen's poem, -Strange Meeting'. It was modelled in clay the artist took from the Sambre-Oise Canal where Owen was killed in 1918. This Brilliant Uncirculated edition is presented in a display folder that is filled with imagery and information that was sourced with the help of Imperial War Museums.
|Alloy||Inner: Cupro-nickel - Outer:Nickel-brass|
|Reverse Designer||Stephen Raw|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|