2016 The Army £2 BU


  • The only official UK 2 coin to commemorate the role of the Army
  • Beautifully designed and executed, complete with fascinating historical booklet
  • An unusual Futurist coin design by a leading agency
  • Created in association with Imperial War Museums

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Shoulder to shoulder in camaraderie

The British Army shoulder to shoulder defending these islands

At the outbreak of the First World War the British Army was a much smaller force than its German and French counterparts. More troops were needed and the call went out to enlist. Conscription was politically unpalatable, so men were encouraged to volunteer. General Sir Henry Rawlinson believed prospective soldiers were more likely to sign up if they could serve alongside those they knew, and so it proved with Lord Derby’s call to arms in Liverpool. Pals Battalions were formed; friends, neighbours and workmates serving side by side. Other towns and cities followed suit, competing with one another to send the most men.

We continue to mark the centenary of the First World War with this elegant £2 coin, endorsed by Imperial War Museums and featuring an original design by the team at creative agency, Uniform. It is a lasting way to mark the camaraderie of those men and the unity and pride of the communities they volunteered to defend.

Image Courtesy: Coin Hunter

Additional information

Weight 80 g



2011 – 2020


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