The First World War British Coin Set

The complete set of each type of British coin issued from 1914-1918

 

  • Comprises five silver coins and three bronze coins - all of them originals from the years of the Great War.

  • Set contains: the farthing, half-penny, penny, threepence, sixpence, shilling, florin, and the majestic half-crown 

  • Historic coins over 100years old 

  • Each coin feature superb heritage designs depicting some of our most powerful national symbols 

  • The silver coins contained the highest silver content of any British circulating coins 

  • An unmissable opportunity to own a piece of First World War heritage

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A rare chance to own the real coins the Tommies might have used


The First World War Coin Set the complete set of eight original coins each one over 100 years old

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, the guns finally fell silent. The First World War, the Great War, The War to end all Wars was finally over. Over eight million soldiers lost their lives - nearly a million of them British. Fathers, sons and grandsons all – they sacrificed their lives ‘for King and country’ – for a safer, more secure future for the generations that followed.

 

Today, you have the opportunity to own a set of coins that has a very personal connection with all those who served with the First World War Coin Set

These coins are precisely those that would have been used by our grandfathers, or great-grandfathers. They would have been in the wallets, pockets and purses of those who worked on the home front and the Tommies in the trenches. They are the coins that helped win the war. The Bradford Exchange has sought fine specimens of all eight coins that were in circulation at the time of the First World War. These are all genuine coins, each of them over one hundred years old, minted during the war years from the outbreak of the Great War in 1914 until the guns finally fell silent more than four years later in 1918.

These are coins that, quite literally, belong to a bygone era when money still had ‘the look’ and ‘the feel’ of money. The silver coins contained real silver and our money had nicknames such as a ‘bob’, ‘tanner’ and ‘thruppenny bit’. The set includes the farthing, half-penny, penny, threepence, sixpence, shilling, florin, and the majestic half-crown. All eight coins in this set bear the portrait of George V by Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal.

 

Hold a piece of history in your hands

These are authentic artefacts of the Great War, and this set forms a tangible and lasting connection with Britain’s Tommies and with those who worked on the home front. The coins come displayed in a deluxe wooden presentation case and accompanied by an informative booklet and Certificate of Authenticity.

 

Order today, this is an unmissable opportunity to own a piece of First World War heritage!

The eight coins in the First World War British coin set:

Coin Year of Issue  Alloy  Diameter   Weight  Reverse Design
Half-Crown 1914-1918 .925 Sterling Silver 32mm 14.14 g Royal shield of arms surrounded by the motto ‘Honi soit qui mal y pense’ (evil to him who evil thinks)

Florin

1914-1918 .925 Sterling Silver 28.5mm 11.31g Crowned cruciform shields, sceptres in angles, divided date below

Shilling

1914-1918 .925 Sterling Silver 24mm 5.65 g British Lion Statant Guardant
Sixpence

1914-1918

.925 Sterling Silver

19mm 2.83 g  British Lion Statant Guardant

Threepence

1914-1918 .925 Sterling Silver 16mm 1.41 g Large central 3 with crown above, surrounded by a wreath 
Penny 1914-1918 Bronze 30.5 mm 9.4 g The Seated figure of Britannia
Half Penny 1914-1918 Bronze 25.4mm 5.7 g  The Seated figure of Britannia
Farthing 1914-1918 Bronze 20.3mm 2.83 g The Seated figure of Britannia