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TheChitterneFlyer
31st Dec 2013, 10:02
BBC News - New coin designs for 2014 unveiled by The Royal Mint (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25558632)

Why would anyone wish to commemorate the start of World War 1?

TCF

DX Wombat
31st Dec 2013, 10:17
To remind people of the great sacrifices made ad honour the memory of those who died or were injured.

Lon More
31st Dec 2013, 10:21
With TCF on this. Far better to commemorate the end of it. Remember the fact that, for a few years, the sacrifices had stopped.

Tankertrashnav
31st Dec 2013, 10:37
Interesting. As I understand it from the article there will be a Great War design for the next five years. Kitchener nor a bad choice for 1914-2014, I wonder what they have in mind for subsequent years - Im guessing a poppy is going to feature on the 2018 design.

ZH875
31st Dec 2013, 10:41
It would be better to celebrate the end of WW1.



Just so the Americans have the correct date.

Noah Zark.
31st Dec 2013, 11:17
Just so the Americans have the correct date

But, the Americans don't use our coinage. (;))

Buster Hyman
31st Dec 2013, 11:49
Celebrate the Victory in 2018, Commemorate the sacrifices, leading to the victory, of the previous years.

charliegolf
31st Dec 2013, 13:01
Many many fewer children of the heroes of WW1 will not be here in 2018. They might want their Dads' sacrifices 'celebrated' with their own children.

CG

fitliker
31st Dec 2013, 16:12
Nothing Great about the Great war, the murder of an entire generation that ended in a stalemate or an ARMISTICE.
It was why we had Armistice day when I were a lad.
Lest we forget


As for coins a commemorative Kings Shilling might be more on an Honour for the Old Pals. Struck in silver like the original.