This year marks the Centenary of the First World War. A war that saw 9 million men sacrifice their lives – often over just a few metres of a sodden, muddy field. This is possibly the single most important moment in history that our children, grandchildren and even great grandchildren should never forget. It touched the lives of almost everyone at the time.
Now, exactly 100 years later we are honoured to present ‘The Trenches ‘First World War Centenary Silver Proof Coin Cover and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
This brand new silver coin cover has been issued to commemorate the Centenary of the start of the First World War in 1914. At the heart of your cover sits a British Isles Sterling Silver £5 coin struck to the finest Proof finish, alongside six new evocative Centenary stamps which relive some of the realities of the war through original photographs taken in the trenches. The stamps have been postmarked on their First Day of Issue – 19thFebruary 2014.
The atmospheric cover itself brings home just how cramped and uncomfortable conditions were in the trenches, and shows soldiers on duty at a front line post. Echoing the quote on the coin and completing your cover is a moving quote from the poem by Laurence Binyon ‘For the Fallen.’
Silver coin covers have a history of selling out and with a strict edition limit of just 495 worldwide, combined with the increasing level of interest in all things WWI from our collectors, we are expecting a sell-out.
The Trenches First World War Centenary Silver Proof Coin Cover
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- Cover size: 254 x 177 mm
- Coin: Guernsey £5 Silver Proof Coin
- Diameter: 38.61 mm, Weight: 28.28g
- Metal: .925 Sterling Silver
- Obverse Design: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
- Reverse Design: Michael Guilfoyle
- Stamps: Isle of Man 'The Trenches' 6v stamps
- Postmarking date: 19th February 2014 - First Day of Issue
(+ £3.99 p&p)