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2018 Great Britain Silver 100th Anniv First World War Armistice Piedfort

$148.97
SKU 11385

With a mintage of 2,500 coins, this First World War Piedfort coin ends the series by remembering the Armistice that ended the war 100 years ago in 1918.

Coin Highlights:
  • Contains 0.713 oz of .925 fine Silver.
  • Limited mintage of 2,500 coins.
  • Presented in a case, that includes a story of the Armstice and the inspiration behind the coin's design. The accompanying booklet was produced in partnership with the Imperial War Museum, to provide additional information and images.
  • Obverse: Features the fifth definitive portrait of The Queen by Royal Mint engraver Jody Clark.
  • Reverse: Designed by Stephen Raw, the coin features an inscription taken from Wilfred Owen's poem, "Strange Meeting", and has the inscription, "The truth untold, the pity of war." The coin also includes the denomination, and title "The First World War", "Armistice" and "1918".
  • Guaranteed by The Royal Mint.
Commemorate this 100th anniversary of the historic Armstice with this limited mintage silver proof piedfort coin. Add this 2018 100th Anniversary of the First World War Armistice Piedfort coin to your cart today!

The centenary of the outbreak of the First World War may have passed, but The Royal Mint’s five-year program of commemoration, marking 100 years on from that final Armistice in 1918, continues with a prestigious sterling silver proof coin.

The final coin in a series of the First World War commemorative coins, this tribute marks the moment the fighting ended with the signing of the Armistice in 1918. This proof coin was designed by internationally reowned textile artist Stephen Raw, who was inspired by Wildfred Owen's poem, "Strange Meeting". Wilfred Owen was one of the best known soldier poets, and killed in action one week before the Armstice of 1918. Stephen Raw took his design a step further by visiting France to take clay from the Sambre-Oise Canal for his model - the location where Owen lost his life.