20 Aug 2014
Supporting the centuries-old tradition of giving zodiac coins at the Lunar New Year
Honour those lost in conflicts past and present with this beautiful coin
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.