Waterloo 200 Numismatic program

Waterloo 200 Numismatic program

Waterloo 200 is an organisation approved and supported by the Government to oversee the celebrations of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. As part of its plans, Waterloo 200 was keen to create a Numismatic Program commemorating the event, but didn’t have the funding or expertise within the organisation to make this happen.  Creating a three-way partnership with the London Mint Office and Worcestershire Medal Service has, however, brought the investment and skills to the project to make it possible. As a result of the partnership, a maximum of 500,000 Waterloo Campaign Medals in solid bronze will be offered as a complimentary gift to British citizens.

The London Mint Office is the official commemorative coin and medal distributor for Waterloo 200. The London Mint Office is part of Samlerhuset Group, one of Europe’s largest coin companies, founded in 1994 and operating in 14 European countries. This European connection, and the fact that the Group operates in most of the countries which participated in the Battle of Waterloo, is one of the reasons why Waterloo 200 chose The London Mint Office as their official partner for distributing the Waterloo Numismatic Program.

Worcestershire Medal Service, medallist to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, completes the partnership as manufacturer of the medals. The fact that Worcestershire Medal Service is the official supplier to St James’s Palace of  the UK honours ranging from the GCB to the BEM, coupled with its excellent craftsmanship, were the main reasons why Waterloo 200 chose it as the main producer for the Waterloo 200 Numismatic Program.