Remembrance 2014 Alderney £5 coin
09 Sep 2014
The Royal Mint has released a beautiful and touching new Remembrance £5 coin design which honours service men and women and marks the centenary year of the First World War.
Since 2012 The Royal Mint has struck a special Alderney Remembrance Coin bearing a poppy, a well-known symbol of remembrance. This coin featured a striking and award winning image by Emma Noble, one of The Royal Mint’s talented in-house designers.
For the centenary year in 2014 The Royal Mint has revealed a new design by Royal Mint engraver Laura Clancy. Reminiscent of the poppy petals that fall upon those gathered in the Royal Albert Hall for the annual Festival of Remembrance, the design features falling poppies and is finished with the simple inscription, ‘Remember the Fallen’ - a poignant call to ensure that the sacrifice of those lost in the service of their country is never forgotten.
A trichromatic printing process layers colour onto the coin to capture every detail of the vibrant red colouring of the poppy, which has been worn as a tribute to those who have lost their lives in conflict since the end of the First World War.
Shane Bissett, Director of Commemorative Coin, Medals and Bullion said “Each year in November, millions in Britain and across the world take a moment to remember the servicemen and women who have lost their lives in conflicts past and present. The centenary of the outbreak of the First World War makes this year’s remembrance day all the more poignant, and is a fitting reason to create this brand new design for the 2014 Remembrance coin”. The coin is available in cupro-nickel with a Brilliant Uncirculated finish, and in 925 sterling silver, struck to superior Royal Mint Proof standard.
Only 2,014 of the sterling silver £5 coins will be struck, and for each coin sold The Royal Mint will make a donation to the Imperial War Museum, supporting their work in encouraging the study and understanding of the history of modern war.