Minted to mark the centenary of World War I in 2014, this coin depicts the Lone Soldier accented in Rhodium-Platinum - one of the rarest and most precious metals in the world.

This limited edition Lone Soldier Memorial Crown Coin is a poignant tribute to all the servicemen in the British armed forces who made the ultimate sacrifice during two World Wars and beyond.

The central motif on its reverse shows the lone soldier in sharp relief, his rifle pointing downwards, with the world famous Cenotaph - Britain’s national war memorial in Whitehall, London - behind him. The design depicts the Cenotaph in all its quiet, stark and understated splendour, with the flags of the nations of the United Kingdom draped to one side of its bare white surface.

The Cenotaph is the gathering point for thousands of British and Commonwealth ex-servicemen and women every Remembrance Sunday when the Queen and the royal family lead the nation’s homage to the fallen by laying wreaths of poppies at its base. With an immaculately observed two minute silence at its heart, beginning as Big Ben strikes 11am and ending with a gun salute and the plaintive playing of the Last Post, Remembrance Sunday is always one of the most moving days in the national calendar. 

Fully layered in 24 carat Gold with the Union flag accented in red, white and blue. this coin captures some of the poignancy of the occasion.

Each coin is individually numbered within the edition limit of 49,999.

 

 

Specifications
Metal:
Gold layered - accented in Rhodium-Platinum
Quality:
Proof
Diameter:
38mm
Country of issue:
Tristan da Cunha
Denomination:
One Crown
Year of issue:
2014
Mintage limit:
49,999