2017 Great Britain £5 Silver Remembrance Day Proof
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Inspired by traditional symbols of remembrance, this Remembrance Day coin signifies quite reflection of those who lost their lives in service to their country and those still affected by conflict today.
- Contains .841 oz of fine Silver.
- Comes in custom display box with a certificate of authenticity.
- Mintage of 5,000 coins.
- Obverse: Portrays the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse: Features red poppies, symbolic of Armistice Day and the quote "Silence speaks when words can not".
- Guaranteed by The Royal Mint.
Celebrate this historic event with this limited mintage Proof Silver coin. Add this 2017 Great Britain £5 Silver Remembrance Day Proof coin to your cart today!
Every year on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, the nation falls silent for two minutes. Ever since Remembrance Day began in 1919 as a way of honoring the sacrifices of the First World War, ceremonies have continued to take place at war memorials for almost a century. As conflicts continue around the world today, it is now marked to remember the dead of both the First and Second World Wars, as well as those who continue to risk their lives to protect our freedom and the values we hold.
Each year we are proud to release a coin created by one of our own designers for Remembrance Day. For 2017, the reverse design was created by Stephen Taylor, a member of The Royal Mint’s Graphic Design team. His realistic poppies feature color printing that highlights the vibrant red of the petals, and the design bears the poignant inscription "Silence speaks when words can not".
This is the first time that the Remembrance Day coin has been struck on an official UK coin. Featuring contemporary packaging and an accompanying booklet exploring the tradition of Remembrance Day, the range is endorsed by Imperial War Museums. A donation from every coin purchased will be made to the organization to support their valuable work.
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