At this time of year, millions of us wear our Poppies with pride as a mark of respect to the bravery of the Armed Forces and in remembrance of those who have paid the ultimate price in the defence of their country.
The Poppy appeal is the highest-profile campaign organised each year by leading UK charity The Royal British Legion to raise funds and to highlight the care and support they provide to serving military personnel and their families.
The Westminster Collection is delighted to support the charity’s work again this year. Since 2004, sales of its commemorative coins have helped to raise over £185,000 in donations – a figure set to rise further this year.
New for 2012
Issued by Jersey in a number of specifications, 2012’s stunning range includes two world exclusives – the first ever RBL Gold coin to feature a poppy textured finish plus the largest ever Poppy-shaped coin struck in ten full ounces of Sterling Silver
Jersey: pioneer of the Poppy-shaped coin
The unique Poppy-shaped coin has proved popular since it was introduced in 2008; only the designs have varied slightly. In 2008, ‘1918’ was included to mark ninety years since the end of World War I.
Similarly, the reverse of the 2011 coin featured a central ‘90’ in gold ink in recognition of The Legion’s 90th anniversary.
Lest we forget
The Poppy-shaped coin continues to be acollector’s favourite due to its unique shape and the money it raises for The Royal British Legion, who in its commitment to conflicts past and present, remains as relevant today as it was 90 years ago.
See The Westminster Collection’s full range of Commemorative Poppy Coins