Remembrance Day 2017
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 | Gareth
Remembrance Day started in 1919 to respect the penances of fighters in the First World War and functions have occurred at war commemorations from that point onward. This yearly occasion gives us the chance to meet up to recall those touched by the long shadow of war, and offer gratitude to the individuals who keep on risking their lives to ensure our opportunity today.
Customarily showing on an Alderney coin, the current year's tribute from The Royal Mint has been struck on an Official United Kingdom £5 coin. The design was created by Royal Mint graphic designer Stephen Taylor, whose poppies are featured in the coin's lively colour printing. Only 5000 silver Proof coins are struck in 925 sterling silver and completed to Proof standard. A donation from each coin sold will be made to Imperial War Museums to enable them to proceed with their imperative work.