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Poppy Coin Marks Peace
By World Coin News
November 11, 2013

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November 11 held a particular poignancy this year. It marked the centenary of the outbreak of that War to End All Wars.

In September the British Royal Mint released its 2013 Alderney Remembrance Day £5 coin. The reverse design by Emma Noble incorporates both the poppy of Flanders’ fields and those words that have come to symbolize the end of the dying: The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

The coin has been created using trichromatic color printing that provides multiple layering of shades to add depth to the engraved flower.

The 38.61 mm, 28.28 gram coin is available both as a BU cupro-nickel specimen and a .925 silver proof. Mintages of the former are unlimited and the latter is 3,000.



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