Thank you to everyone who voted for their favourite of the new 2015 coin designs in our recent poll. Thousands of you participated and it was a very close call between the three circulation coins, but in the end the First World War Royal Navy £2 just edged out the Battle of Britain 50p as the most popular design.
The coin (pictured here) is the second design in the Royal Mint’s five year programme commemorating the centenary of the First World War.
The British Royal Navy was by far the best in the world at the time of outbreak in 1914, and offered a formidable defence of British coastal waters throughout the war.
The reverse design by renowned military artist David Rowlands features the imposing image of a First World War Navy battleship approaching on the open sea with the anniversary dates around the outside.
It remains to be seen when exactly the three 2015 coins will be making their way into general circulation next year, but we are already looking forward to finding them!
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