The Official Imperial War Museums ‘Britons. Join Your Country’s Army’ Ingot Premium Pack

This Premium Pack consists of the ‘Britons. Join Your Country’s Army’ Ingot, but it is laser etched on the edge with an individual number - making it totally unique

The Official Imperial War Museums ‘Britons. Join Your Country’s Army’ Ingot Premium Pack

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  • In partnership with Imperial War Museums
  • Layered in Pure Silver
  • Uniquely Numbered
  • Type: Single
  • Availability: Medium
Price: £ 14.95

Order your The Official Imperial War Museums ‘Britons. Join Your Country’s Army’ Ingot Premium Pack for just £14.95!

Exclusively available from The London Mint Office, the official ‘Britons, Join Your Country’s Army!’ ingot depicts one of the most iconic recruitment posters of the First World War, specially selected by Imperial War Museums.     

Exquisitely colour printed, layered in pure silver and struck to an exceptional collector quality finish, the design by professional illustrator Alfred Leete (1882–1933) shows Field Marshal Lord Kitchener pointing an accusatory finger at the viewer, directly appealing them to enlist.

The design first appeared on the front cover of London Opinion magazine on 5 September 1914. Its appeal as a recruitment poster was quickly recognised, and it soon began to appear on walls. Its direct and simple approach made it more successful than many of the official recruitment posters of the early part of the war which were generally unsophisticated, with an over-reliance on lengthy sections of text.

A career soldier, Kitchener served in Palestine, Egypt, South Africa and India before the First World War, eventually becoming Consul General to Egypt in 1911. When war broke out he was appointed Secretary of State for War and oversaw the massive expansion of the British Army. However,  organisational shortcomings lost him the responsibility for strategy and munitions production and his involvement in the failed Dardanelles Campaign in 1915 tarnished his reputation further. His offer to resign was refused because he remained a hugely popular figure with the public. When the ship on which he was travelling struck a German mine on 5th June 1916 and sank, the news of his death sent shock waves reverberating throughout the British Empire. 

The success of the design arguably overshadows Kitchener’s own legacy. Its striking visual appeal was picked up by James Montgomery Flagg in the USA, where 4 million copies of his version, replacing Kitchener with Uncle Sam, were produced. Since the First World War this image has taken on an even more iconic status with endless parodies, and still appears on US recruitment drives today.

This unique ingot pays tribute to the men and women who answered the call to serve in the First World War and left their homes and families to serve their King and country. 

To make your silver-layered ingot even more special, an individual number has been laser etched on the edge, making it unique.  It is supplied with a certificate of authenticity and comes in an illustrated presentation folder where you can store it and keep it safe.

Rest assured that you have no further commitments and your purchase is protected by The London Mint Office 14 day “no quibble” guarantee. You have no further obligations.

Price: £ 14.95
Metal:
Bronze
Finish:
Layered in Silver
Quality:
Collector Quality
Weight:
30g
Diameter:
60x35mm
Year of issue:
2018
Mintage limit:
100,000

Order your The Official Imperial War Museums ‘Britons. Join Your Country’s Army’ Ingot Premium Pack for just £14.95!

Exclusively available from The London Mint Office, the official ‘Britons, Join Your Country’s Army!’ ingot depicts one of the most iconic recruitment posters of the First World War, specially selected by Imperial War Museums.     

Exquisitely colour printed, layered in pure silver and struck to an exceptional collector quality finish, the design by professional illustrator Alfred Leete (1882–1933) shows Field Marshal Lord Kitchener pointing an accusatory finger at the viewer, directly appealing them to enlist.

The design first appeared on the front cover of London Opinion magazine on 5 September 1914. Its appeal as a recruitment poster was quickly recognised, and it soon began to appear on walls. Its direct and simple approach made it more successful than many of the official recruitment posters of the early part of the war which were generally unsophisticated, with an over-reliance on lengthy sections of text.

A career soldier, Kitchener served in Palestine, Egypt, South Africa and India before the First World War, eventually becoming Consul General to Egypt in 1911. When war broke out he was appointed Secretary of State for War and oversaw the massive expansion of the British Army. However,  organisational shortcomings lost him the responsibility for strategy and munitions production and his involvement in the failed Dardanelles Campaign in 1915 tarnished his reputation further. His offer to resign was refused because he remained a hugely popular figure with the public. When the ship on which he was travelling struck a German mine on 5th June 1916 and sank, the news of his death sent shock waves reverberating throughout the British Empire. 

The success of the design arguably overshadows Kitchener’s own legacy. Its striking visual appeal was picked up by James Montgomery Flagg in the USA, where 4 million copies of his version, replacing Kitchener with Uncle Sam, were produced. Since the First World War this image has taken on an even more iconic status with endless parodies, and still appears on US recruitment drives today.

This unique ingot pays tribute to the men and women who answered the call to serve in the First World War and left their homes and families to serve their King and country. 

To make your silver-layered ingot even more special, an individual number has been laser etched on the edge, making it unique.  It is supplied with a certificate of authenticity and comes in an illustrated presentation folder where you can store it and keep it safe.

Rest assured that you have no further commitments and your purchase is protected by The London Mint Office 14 day “no quibble” guarantee. You have no further obligations.

Price: £ 14.95
Specifications
Metal:
Bronze
Finish:
Layered in Silver
Quality:
Collector Quality
Weight:
30g
Diameter:
60x35mm
Year of issue:
2018
Mintage limit:
100,000