Centenary of the First World War: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - 2018 Proof Sterling Silver Coin
- 2018 Proof Sterling Silver 1 Crown Coin
- Issued on behalf of British Indian Ocean Territory
- Issue: 2,000
- Unique presentation box and certificate
- Also available as: Unc. Cupro Nickel, Unc. Cupro Nickel Coloured, Proof Sterling Silver Coloured
The coin is entitled The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. These tombs typically contain the remains of a soldier who has lost his life but is unable to be identified and therefore serve as a symbol for all of a country’s unknown dead wherever they fell in the war being remembered. The anonymity of the soldier is the key symbolism as it represents anyone who fell in service of the nation and therefore symbolises all of the sacrifices.
The coin features a solider standing in front of a cross with his head bowed. Soldiers can be seen climbing over the trenches in the background. Poppies feature in the foreground of the coin in remembrance of those who sacrificed their lives. This beautiful coin is also available with the poppies coloured as a tribute to those who lost their lives.Show more
The First World War was a global war which originated in Europe that lasted from 28th July 1914 to 11th November 1918. It was also known as the ‘Great War’. The trigger for the war was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria which set off a diplomatic crisis and had a major effect on international alliances which had formed over the previous decades. Within weeks the major powers were at war and the conflict spread quickly around the world. The loss of life was immense with over nine million combatants and seven million civilians losing their lives as a result of the war.
|Government||British Indian Ocean Territory|
|Metal||Proof Sterling Silver 1 Crown|
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