2014 100th Anniversary of the First World War Outbreak Two Pound Coin

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In 2014 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Outbreak of the First World War, the Royal Mint released a very Limited Issue Piedfort Lord Kitchener £2 Two Pound Silver Proof Coin struck in solid .925 Sterling Silver. The reverse design depicts Lord Kitchener while the obverse has the stunning portrait of Her majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank Broadley. Piedforts are coins which have been specially struck on thicker than normal blanks. As their name suggests they are closely associated with France, where from the twelfth century they were apparently issued by the Kings as presentation pieces. In Britain the practise of striking piedforts is later and less frequent, but medieval and Tudor examples are known. These legal tender coins have been struck to proof quality using specially prepared dies and highly polished blanks.

Denomination : £2

Issuing Authority : United Kingdom

Alloy : .925 Sterling Silver

Weight : 24g

Diameter : 28.40mm

Reverse Designer : John Bergdhal

Quality : Proof

Maximum Mintage : 4514