The Royal Mint
has unveiled the design for its second silver £20 coin sold at face value.
The Brilliant Uncirculated 2014 .999 fine silver coin commemorates
the outbreak of World War I.
The Royal Mint on July 8 released images and began selling the coin,
which features a design used for silver and gold £10 coins released
The reverse, created by sculptor John Bergdahl, shows Britannia
watching over the first troops leaving for France at the start of the war.
In a press release, Bergdahl said he drew inspiration from two
sources: the South African Medal for war services and the World War I
memorial plaque awarded for those who died.
Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II appears on the obverse.
The coin weighs 15.71 grams, measures 27 millimeters in diameter and
has a mintage limit of 250,000 pieces, the same as the first coin in
the program. The first “£20-for-£20” coin, released in October,
honored the birth of Prince George of Cambridge and sold out its mintage.
Sales are limited to five per household. Shipping is an additional cost.
To order the coins, visit the Royal Mint website or call the Royal Mint toll
free at 866-519-7298 in the United States or at 866-924-0861 in Canada.
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