The year 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the poem 'In Flanders Fields', which was written by Canadian physician Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae amid the horrors of the Second Battle of Ypres in May 1915.
- Contains 1 oz of .9999 fine Silver.
- Coins come in a mint-issued maroon clamshell box with a certificate of authenticity.
- Limited mintage of only 10,000 coins.
- Obverse: The effigy of King George V.
- Reverse: With his helmet removed and head bent down in mourning, a lone Canadian soldier stands before a makeshift gravesite for fellow soldiers.
- Finely detailed engraving is beautifully enhanced through the use of multiple finishes that bring added depth and dimension to the stirring design.
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This coin is in commemoration of Canadian John McCrae’s famous poem that is often recited during annual remembrance ceremonies in many countries. The poem served as the inspiration behind the adoption of the poppy as a widely recognized memorial symbol, making this coin a fitting tribute to the brave Canadians who served their country in times of war–not only in the First World War, but in other conflicts that followed.