A FORCE AS GREAT AT THE SEA
The Royal Mint’s programme of commemoration marking the centenary of the First World War continues with a United Kingdom £2 coin struck in honour of the Royal Navy. While the Great War is remembered most for the desolate miles of no man’s land and the desperation of the trenches, the Navy played an essential part. They fought not only at sea but on land and in the air, with almost 35,000 men lost in securing victory.
With a detailed design featuring a mighty battleship, a symbol of the Royal Navy’s power, at its centre, this official United Kingdom coin captures the strength of a force whose contribution to victory in the First World War deserves to be remembered with a fitting tribute.