Category Archives: Centenary of the First World War

Royal Canadian Mint Commemorates End of World War I Centennial With $2 “Armistice” Circulation Coin

In keeping with the tradition of issuing finely crafted coins remembering the sacrifices of Canadians who fought for our freedoms, the Royal Canadian Mint has proudly issued a two-dollar circulation coin commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armistice. This coin recalls the signing of the historic peace treaty ending the First World War on November […]

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Ascension Island Centenary of the First World War Coins from Pobjoy

Also known as the ‘Great War’ the First World War was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28th July 1914 to 11th November 1918. Over 70 million military personnel were mobilized in one of the largest wars in history. The trigger for the war was the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria. […]

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