'The Last Post' and 'Tomb of the Unknown Soldier' coins mark WWI centenary

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25 October 2018
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Two new coins issued on behalf of Ascension Island and the British Indian Ocean Territory, have been issued by Pobjoy Mint to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War

The new coin for Ascension Island, with a value of 1 crown, is available in uncirculated cupro-nickel and proof sterling silver, whilst a special version showing the poppies in colour is also available.

The coin shows a bugler sounding the Last Post in front of a group of soldiers. Their camp can be seen in the background with the flag at half-mast and Poppies are shown in the foreground in remembrance of those who lost their lives.

A statement from Pobjoy Mint said:

'The coin is entitled The Last Post which is a bugle or trumpet call used at Commonwealth military funerals and ceremonies commemorating those who have been killed in war… this stunning coin is also available with the poppies beautifully coloured as a reminder of the number of people who did not return from this war.'

The coin for the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) depicts 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.

Similarly a colour version of the coin is also available with the poppies coloured. 

 

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Coin details

Ascension Island - Centenary of the First World War – The Last Post

 

Coloured Sterling 

Silver – Crown 

Sterling Silver – Crown 

Coloured Cupro 

Nickel – Crown 

Cupro Nickel – 

Crown 

Item Code 

L6C18900 

L6718900 

L4C68800 

L4468800 

Issue Limit 

2,000 

2,000 

10,000 

10,000 

Diameter 

38.60mm 

38.60mm 

38.60mm 

38.60mm 

Weight 

28.28gms 

28.28gms 

28.28gms 

28.28gms 

Order Date

24/10/2018 

24/10/2018 

24/10/2018 

24/10/2018 

Release Date

24/10/2018 

24/10/2018 

24/10/2018 

24/10/2018 

Product Delivery Date

24/10/2018 

24/10/2018 

24/10/2018 

24/10/2018 

 

Centenary of the First World War – Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

 

 Coloured Sterling 

Silver – Crown

 Sterling Silver – Crown

Coloured Cupro 

Nickel – Crown 

Cupro Nickel – 

Crown 

Item Code 

L6C18700 

L6718700 

L4C68700 

L4468700 

Issue Limit 

2,000 

2,000 

10,000 

10,000 

Diameter 

38.60mm 

38.60mm 

38.60mm 

38.60mm 

Weight 

28.28gms 

28.28gms 

28.28gms 

28.28gms 

Order Date1 

24/10/2018 

24/10/2018 

24/10/2018 

24/10/2018 

Release Date2 

24/10/2018 

24/10/2018 

24/10/2018 

24/10/2018 

Product Delivery Date

24/10/2018 

24/10/2018 

24/10/2018 

24/10/2018