Circulating mintage: 5,720,000
Years of issue:
2 - Common
To mark the centenary of the First World War, the Royal Mint revealed a five-year commemoration of the wartime journey from outbreak to armistice. The first coin in the series is this £2 coin bearing sculptor John Bergdahl’s depiction of Lord Kitchener’s famous call to arms alongside the words YOUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOU. The British Secretary of War became synonymous with the enlistment campaign when war was declared on 4th August 1914.
Edge Inscription: THE LAMPS ARE GOING OUT ALL OVER EUROPE