Royal Mint’s 2017 Remembrance Day Coin

17 Oct 2017  Tue

A new Royal Mint Remembrance Day coin design is inspired by the famous poem “In Flanders Fields”. The Royal Mint graphic designer Stephen Taylor first researched for words and symbols related to the Armistice Day. He realised that the poppy flowers reflect the traditions of this important day perfectly.

The coin depicts natural wild poppies as described by John McCrae in his poem, ‘In Flanders Fields’. Both the poem and the design honour the brave men and women who have lost their lives or were injured in conflicts, allowing propagation of new life with the help of their sacrifice. The inscription on the coin reads ‘Silence speaks when words can not’ since people are expected to observe a few minutes of silence on Remembrance Day to honour the country’s real heroes.

The coin is available in various versions like Silver Proof, Silver Proof Piedfort and Brilliant Uncirculated finishes.