New Poppy Coin revealed today in time for Remembrance Day 2015

A brand new Remembrance Day Poppy Coin has just been released in support of the Royal British Legion.

£5 for £5 2015 Poppy Coin

The 2015 Remembrance Day £5 Poppy Coin

Issued especially to commemorate Remembrance Day, the Official 2015 Poppy Coin is the latest commemorative to be struck in support of the Legion and features a distinctive new ‘wreath’ poppy design.

I spoke to the designer, Chris Lloyd, to find out his inspiration behind the new design…

Chris Lloyd - The Westminster Collection Designer

Chris Lloyd –  Designer

I was inspired by the poignant poppy wreaths that are laid on War memorials during remembrance services all over the country and the world.  

“I was keen to form the wreath shape around the edge of the coin using intricately detailed engraved RBL poppies, with individual poppies picked out in the traditional red colour as worn by the public every November.

“I hope that this coin will serve as a timeless reminder of the sacrifices made in conflict both past and present.”

Poppy-Coin-Design-Desk

Designing the 2015 poppy wreath coin

A One-of-a-Kind Design

This exclusive new design is only to be found on the official range of coins issued in support of The Royal British Legion. The nuanced, textured piece of numismatic art is truly as unique as it is beautiful.

The only text on the reverse of the coin – ‘Lest we forget’ – taken from Laurence Binyon’s For the Fallen – serves as a starkly poignant reminder of the sacrifice made by so many.

A Range of Coins Available – Each with a Donation

The limited edition coins are available to own in a range of different metals to suit all collections. From a Proof condition £5 coin right up to an impressive 22 Carat Gold edition – there is even a generous 5oz Silver version, truly a sight to behold.

To further support the work of the Royal British Legion, The Westminster Collection have organised for a donation from the sale of each coin to go directly to the charity, helping them to continue to provide financial, social and emotional support to all who have served and are currently serving in the British Armed Forces and their families.


If you’re interested… 103p 2015 Remembrance Day 5 proof poppy coin CuNi coin in box

You can add the 2015 Remembrance Day £5 Proof Coin to your collection today – click here for details.

A donation from the sale of each coin will go directly to The Royal British Legion.

 

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8 Responses to New Poppy Coin revealed today in time for Remembrance Day 2015

  1. Rebecca clowes says:

    Where can I purchase a 2014 and 2015 Poppy coin from? All the links are taking me to the new 2016 coin!
    Thank you

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  2. gray says:

    strange site, i cant find 1 link where to buy thge new poppy £5 coin

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  3. Michael Thomas says:

    STOP, STOP, STOP NOW AND FOREVER. I don’t want any coins or collectables PERIOD. Regards

    Mike Macur

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    • Robin Parkes says:

      Hi Mike, you need to amend your own WordPress settings to unsubscribe from our blog – we can’t do that for you unfortunately. At the top right of the blog it should say ‘You are following this blog’ and underneath you have an option to ‘manage’ your subscription. Click there and you can unsubscribe from updates. You can also unsubscribe by clicking the link in the update emails you get sent from WordPress. Hope this helps, thanks, Robin.

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  4. Edward Keogh says:

    I always buy from Westminster but concerned that there are too many £5 coins from Balliwick, which may never be spent in the UK England

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    • Robin Parkes says:

      Hi Edward, we are the distributors for Jersey and Guernsey commemorative coins, so you will see almost all of their issues here. In all honesty I wouldn’t recommend you collect any commemorative coin with a view to spending it, the face value is very rarely an indicator of the coin’s value. I would suggest collecting if you love the designs or if the event commemorated is important to you. Thank you for the feedback though and I hope you keep collecting with us. Kind regards, Robin.

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