On Remembrance Day we stop to remember the fallen, not just from the First World War, but all subsequent conflicts which have been absorbed into the commemorations; the poppies pinned to our lapels a symbol of their sacrifice.
Each year The Royal Mint issues a special Remembrance Day coin in tribute to those who served. At our home in Llantrisant, where we strike the medals for British Armed Forces personnel, a memorial stands to colleagues who never came home; our own reminder of lives cut tragically short when darkness consumed the world.
This year’s coin has been designed by Royal Mint coin designer Laura Clancy. Her work also includes the Portrait of Britain series celebrating our iconic landmarks and landscapes, and a coin honouring 150 years of The Salvation Army.
“Poppies and Remembrance are synonymous, so I wanted the poppy to be the main feature of the coin.” Laura Clancy