Official Royal Mail limited edition £5 Coin Cover issued to commemorate the Centenary of Remembrance
World War I was one of the largest and deadliest wars in history involving more than 70 million military personal and after four years of fighting, there was an estimated 37 million casualties. The guns finally fell silent upon the signing of the Armistice on 11th November 1918, officially ending World War I.
In 1919, on the first anniversary of the Armistice, the Royal Family, senior politicians, along with Britain’s military and religious leaders, gathered to pay tribute to the war dead. This tradition would continue every year since.
In 2019, to mark the 100th anniversary of Remembrance, the Royal Mail issued a stunning limited edition coin cover. At the centrepiece, it features a brand new, limited edition brilliant uncirculated £5 coin issued by the prestigious Royal Mint. The coin’s reverse features a coloured poppy and the inscription ‘WE WILL REMEMBER THEM’.
To perfectly complement this coin, the cover features five official Royal Mail poppy stamps issued over a five-year period from 2014 to 2018 for the World War One centenary anniversary. The stamps are cancelled on the very first day the new Royal Mint commemorative coin is released - 9th September 2019 - using a specially designed handstamp, which sets in stone the low worldwide edition limit of 10,000 covers.
The significance of the 100th anniversary of Remembrance and the low worldwide edition limit are two key reasons why this cover is in very high demand. Harrington & Byrne has managed to secure a very small number of these attractive covers to offer today.
Key Issue Information:
- Official Royal Mail limited edition brilliant uncirculated £5 coin cover issued to mark the 100th anniversary of Remembrance
- Features five official Royal Mail commemorative stamps cancelled on 9th September 2019 using a specially designed handstamp
- Also includes a brand new, limited edition brilliant uncirculated £5 coin issued especially for this anniversary by the Royal Mint
- Low worldwide edition limit of 10,000 and we have very limited numbers available
- Housed as issued by the Royal Mail in an envelope
Delivery via Royal Mail Special Delivery
Estimated Delivery Time: 7-10 Working Days
Delivery available throughout the United Kingdom