Royal British Legion releases Somme 100 coins

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05 June 2016
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The Royal British Legion has commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme with two limited edition £5 coins.

The Royal British Legion has commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme with two limited edition £5 coins.

This summer marks the centenary of the First World War’s bloodiest battle, which lasted from1 July to 18 November, 1916, causing death or injury to more than one million soldiers.

To commemorate the sacrifices made by so many servicemen, the Royal British Legion has released the two coins, each of which features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the reverse. The sterling silver coin carries a scene from the Somme below a single red poppy, whilst the cupro-nickel version has a Somme scene with a field of colourful poppies in the foreground.

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All proceeds of the sale of the coins made via The Poppy Shop go directly to the Royal British Legion to help in their work of providing care and support to members of the British Armed Forces and their families.