Silver Five Ounces 2015 World War One, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Silver Five Ounces 2015 World War One, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinSilver Five Ounces 2015 World War One

Like many other mints, the Royal Mint issues bullion coins in precious metals, having much higher intrinsic value than their face value. The five ounce (5 oz) silver coins are denominated as ten pounds (£10).

The coins are legal tender but are not intended for circulation. They are targeted at bullion investors or collectors who appreciate the special editions as pieces of art. The coins are typically "one-year" types usually issued in parallel with smaller denominations with the same reverse designs.

This commemorative five ounce silver coin was issued to commemorate the Centenary (100th Anniversary) of the First World War, one of the worst conflicts in human history.

The bleak landscape on the reverse side of the coin was designed by world-respected sculptor, James Butler. The inspiration for this design came from Butler’s years of research into the First World War for the 42nd Rainbow Division, for whom he created a memorial inaugurated in 2011. It includes a haunting scene depicting a path of duckboards flanked by war-ravaged trees. Along the muddy ground, we see the faint outlines of indistinct figures - soldiers that laid down their lives, now lost in the mud, with no hero’s grave. The commemorative years 1914 - 1918 are placed above the primary design, with no other inscription.

There is also a five-ounce gold coin with this reverse, with face value of 10 pounds as well.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage355
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Obverse
United Kingdom / Silver Five Ounces 2015 World War One - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait").

Running continuously around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2015 ·. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith, followed by the value and denomination in English and the year.

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials J.C (for Jody Clark).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2015 ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Silver Five Ounces 2015 World War One - reverse photo

The whole surface of the reverse is taken by a haunting scene of a board pathway between ravaged trees, and the indistinguishable figures of soldiers lost in battle, frozen in the cold wilderness of no man’s land.

The years of the war, 1914 - 1918 are around above. There is no other inscription.

The designer's initials JB (for James Butler) are incuse in tiny letters in the left field.

The value, denomination and date are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription 1914 - 1918
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Silver Five Ounces 2012 London Olympics 5,056 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG F · D · TEN POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2012 Diamond Jubilee 1,933 ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · TEN POUNDS
Silver Five Ounces 2013 Britannia 4,054 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 10 ' POUNDS '
Silver Five Ounces 2013 Coronation Anniversary 1,604 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D TEN POUNDS · 2013
Silver Five Ounces 2013 Prince George Christening 912 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG F · D · TEN POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2014 Year of the Horse 799 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 10 ' POUNDS '
Silver Five Ounces 2014 WW1 - Outbreak 606 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG F · D TEN POUNDS
Silver Five Ounces 2014 Britannia 1,348 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 10 ' POUNDS '
Silver Five Ounces 2015 Year of the Sheep 331 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 10 ' POUNDS '
Silver Five Ounces 2015 Churchill 605 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D 10 POUNDS · 2015
Silver Five Ounces 2015 World War One 355 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2015 ·
Silver Five Ounces 2015 Princess Charlotte Christening unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2015 Longest Reigning Monarch 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by James Butler ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN POUNDS · 2015
Silver Five Ounces 2015 Britannia 995 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2016 Year of the Monkey unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2016 WW1 - Poetry and Language unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2016 ·
Silver Five Ounces 2016 Shakespeare 343 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2016 Queen's 90th Birthday 1,727 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2016 ·
Silver Five Ounces 2016 Britannia 783 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2017 Year of the Rooster 380 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2017 Platinum Wedding 1,057 ELIZABETH II D G REG F D · PHILIP PRINCEPS · TEN POUNDS
Silver Five Ounces 2017 Sapphire Jubilee 1,446 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2017 WW1 Centenary 357 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2017 ·
Silver Five Ounces 2017 Lion of England 677 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2017 Unicorn of Scotland 461 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2017 Britannia 669 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2018 Year of the Dog 165 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2018 Four Generations 399 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2018 Sapphire Jubilee 591 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2018 Armistice unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2018 Red Dragon of Wales 661 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2018 Black Bull of Clarence 459 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2018 Britannia 453 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Year of the Pig 144 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Victoria and Albert 478 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2019 ·
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Legend of the Ravens 234 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2019 ·
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Ceremony of the Keys 89 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2019 ·
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Yeoman Warders 97 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2019 ·
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Crown Jewels 138 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2019 ·
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Falcon of the Plantagenets 390 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Yale of Beaufort 324 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Britannia 302 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Britannia 248 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2020 The Three Graces 510 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Year of the Rat 188 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2020 White Lion of Mortimer 320 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2020 White Horse of Hanover 305 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2020 End of World War Two 134 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2020 James Bond 440 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Music Legends - Queen 599 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Music Legends - Elton John 411 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Music Legends - David Bowie 487 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Britannia 275 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Year of the Ox 186 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2021 White Greyhound of Richmond 356 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Griffin of Edward III 389 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2021 The Queen's Beasts Completer Coin 425 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Queen's 95th Birthday 949 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Prince Philip 343 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Music Legends - The Who 163 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Gothic Crown 495 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Queen Victoria - Gothic 459 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2021 ·
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Silver Five Ounces 2022 Britannia 386 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
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Silver Five Ounces 2022 Royal Tudor Beasts - The Lion of England 306 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2022 British Monarchs - King Henry VII 281 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Silver Five Ounces 2022 British Monarchs - King James I 281 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Silver Five Ounces 2022 British Monarchs - King George I 281 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Silver Five Ounces 2022 British Monarchs - King Edward VII 281 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2022 ·
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Silver Five Ounces 2022 Vera Lynn 246 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Silver Five Ounces 2022 City Views - London 256 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Silver Five Ounces 2022 City Views - Rome 206 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2022 ·
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Silver Five Ounces 2023 Royal Tudor Beasts - The Yale of Beaufort 306 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
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Silver Five Ounces 2023 British Monarchs - King Charles I 256 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Silver Five Ounces 2023 British Monarchs - King Charles II 256 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2023 ·
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Silver Five Ounces 2023 Harry Potter - Hogwarts 310 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2023 ·
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Silver Five Ounces 2015 World War One: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeSilver Five Ounces (5 oz)
Issued2015
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value10 (x Pound)
Total Mintage355
Mintage Limit500
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerJames Butler
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size65.0000 mm
Mass156.3000 g
OCC IDYRVP-EVRC-RNBD-EDQG
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Silver Five Ounces 2015 World War One: Photos
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Silver Five Ounces 2015 World War One: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4891 (was M6)
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 1353