The round souvenir token plated with real gold released in memory of Great Britain’s involvement in World War I. The design of the coin refers to the tragedy of the first global military conflict. The Great War, as it was called before the war with Nazi Germany, put an end to the existence of four empires: Ottoman, German, Austro-Hungarian and Russian. The political map and social life of Europe were changed forever. Being a member of the Triple Entente, United Kingdom suffered significant losses in World War I, despite the fact the theatres of war weren’t situated on its territory. One side of the coin depicts military hardware and soldiers of the early XX century, the background is colored British flag. The Great War words are minted above the image, and the dates 1914-1918 are placed below. The inscriptions are separated with stars pattern going along the rim. The other side of the token designed to honor victims of WWI. One can see dark silhouettes of a soldier and a tomb cross. The grave is covered with red poppy flowers which symbolize the wartime remembrance in English-speaking countries. There are names of the bloodiest battles of the Great War minted on this side such as Verdun, Somme, Gallipoli, Ypres and others.
ConditionA new token, a capsule.
|Coin material||Base metal / Gilded|