The Journey to Armistice
In 1918 the First World War came to an end as the Armistice was signed,
bringing a silence to the battlefields. A century on, we remember the
fallen and their sacrifice as part of our commemoration of the First World
War, a five-year journey in coins from Outbreak to Armistice. The moment
of the long-awaited ceasefire is our subject for 2018 and the final coins
in the series. The design for the Armisitce £2 coin features poignant
words taken from Wilfred Owen’s poem ‘Strange Meeting’.