Nurse Edith Cavell honored in Royal Mint's upcoming series of WWI coins: Morning Report

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By , Coin World
Published : 05/27/15
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1. Nurse Edith Cavell will grace a coin in World War I commemorative series 

A new £5 coin from the Royal Mint depicting Cavell is among the six pieces in the 2015 edition of a multi-year series of coins that commemorate the significance of World War I in the European region. The inaugural series of six coins was released in 2014 and the progrm will end in 2018. 

Cavell, a nurse who founded a Red Cross hospital in Brussels, is credited with helping over 200 wounded men flee German-occupied territory, in addition to nursing hundreds of others back to health. 

The Cavell design is one of six designs for the Proof 2015 commemorative £5 coins being released in silver and gold versions by the Royal Mint as part of the World War I commemorative series. The coins are available only in sets by composition; the silver set is available to buy for £450 and the gold set can be bought by collectors for £9,900.

The sets can be ordered now.

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The Mint has had an independent contractor conduct a customer survey seeking input on three possible numismatic products.

Here's the proposed three-gold medal package

3. Commemorative coin found in roll 122 years after its issue 

The "Found in Rolls" column from the June 8 edition of Coin World describes the discovery of this coin. 

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Posted by Coin World on Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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