Remembrance Day 2016

Wednesday, 21 September 2016  |  Gareth

On November 11, poppy wreaths are laid across the nation as a mark of respect for those who have offered their lives in the service of their country, and those participated in contemporary disputes. Each year The Royal Mint plays its own part in Remembrance, launching a coin created by our own coin designers. For 2016 Thomas Docherty has taken the poppy, a sign of remembrance but likewise one of hope, for his reverse design. His poppy wreath has actually been improved by colour printing with the brilliant red petals highlighted by the minting technique. The moving engraving, “their name liveth for evermore”, finishes the design.

The Remembrance Day coin for 2016 was developed by Royal Mint coin designer Thomas Doherty, who was inspired by standard signs of remembrance for his tribute. The moving inscription, ‘their name liveth for evermore’, features in Remembrance Day ceremonies across the country. A wreath of poppies enhanced by colour-printing, a strategy usually scheduled for Proof coins, highlights this lively sign of remembrance and hope.

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