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£2 Commemorative coin


MikeyH
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Was pleasantly surprised to find in some change today, a £2 coin bearing 'The First World War 1914-1918' and the well known image of Lord Kitchener's pointing finger and 'Your country needs YOU'. Seem to remember a Royal Mint ad. much earlier in the year offering uncirculated examples at £10.

How long have these been in circulation, have any other GWF chums encountered them?

Mike.

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Not yet. However I did see a note in a newspaper the other day which said that a Belgian 2 euro piece, also made in two metals, was the only euro to commemorate the Great War.

Old Tom

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MikeyH

The Royal Mint website says that they will be issued in "late December". The cost will be £10 each plus £3-00 postage and packing.

TR

I bought a couple of these for my kid nephews. This is the first one of a series. But I didn't know they were going to go into general circulation - I'm sure the nephews won't appreciate them now. :angry2:

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I hadn't seen a Kitchener £2 in circulation till this week, a few months ago I purchased one of the WW1 limited edition £20 silver commemorative coins from the Royal Mint.

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There's a Navy commemorative £2 due out somewhen soon - but I've forgotten my source for that piece of information.

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I ordered my 'Kitchener' £2 from the Royal Mint (£10 = p&p) at the beginning of December and it only arrived today. Had I lived in Northamptonshire like Mike I could have waited to get it in change today! :whistle:

Anne

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Anne,

I found another one in my change, possibly from the local Post Office around 10 days before Christmas.

Mike.

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Sod's law I guess Mike, since I have not come across one until mine was delivered today.

Anne

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My lad found one in his change, not sure how or why he noticed but he kept and gave to me. He has but a passing interest but my influence must be settting in. Maybe........

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