The 11th November is a poignant day when the nation gathers and falls silent to remember the fallen men and women from conflicts past and present. Poppy wreaths are laid on cenotaphs and memorials all over the country and indeed the world.
As a tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, the 2016 'Lest We Forget' Proof £5 Poppy Coin was issued in support of The Royal British Legion.
Inspired by the falling poppies at the Festival of Remembrance, the reverse features 11 masterfully engraved poppies struck to a proof finish. Proof is the highest grade of finish found on collectable coins - produced using a specially prepared die which strikes the coin several times to create a high quality frosted and mirrored finish with enhanced definition. In addition, individual poppies have been selectively picked out in red ink and the words Lest We Forget can be seen in the background in gold ink.
This exclusive design is only to be found on the official coin issued in support of The Royal British Legion. The nuanced, textured piece of numismatic art is truly as unique as it is beautiful.
The coin comes presented in its own Presentation Case with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
With an edition limit of just 4,950, it is likely that this coin will be extremely popular with collectors.
Secure your Poppy Coin today and own a lasting tribute to remember the fallen. Lest we forget.
By ordering the new £5 Proof Poppy Coin you’ll be donating £2.50 directly towards the Legion’s welfare work, providing financial, social and emotional support to all who have served and are currently serving in the British Armed Forces and their families.
'Lest We Forget' Proof £5 Poppy Coin
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- Diameter: 38.61mm
- Metal: Cupro-Nickel
- Finish: Proof
- EL: 4,950
- Country of Issue: Jersey
- Date of Issue: 2016
- Obverse: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS