27 Jan 2015
The Royal Mint has revealed when the fifth coinage portrait of Her Majesty The Queen will be unveiled
A vivid red poppy to pay tribute to those who have served their country
To reflect the rich and vivid beauty of the poppy, the coin has been colour printed using trichromatic techniques. This layers the different shades and colours onto the coin, helping to capture the poppy’s dramatic colouring.
The poppy has been synonymous with war since Napoleonic times when it was noticed that previously barren ground bloomed with a sea of poppies after a battle.
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