10 oz. Fine Silver Coin - 100th Anniversary of In Flanders Fields - Mintage: 500 (2015)

10 oz. Fine Silver Coin – 100th Anniversary of In Flanders Fields – Mintage: 500 (2015)

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10 oz. Fine Silver Coin – 100th Anniversary of In Flanders Fields – Mintage: 500 (2015)

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$899.95 CAD
Mintage: 500
Canada and US only

Low mintage for a 10 oz. silver coin! Commemorates John McCrae's famous poem. Order today!

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.


 - In Flanders Fields, John McCrae (1872-1918)

From the tragedies of the First World War came a timeless poem: 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the poem In Flanders Fields, which was written by Canadian military doctor Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae amid the horrors of the Second Battle of Ypres in 1915. Through his hauntingly poignant poem, McCrae succeeded in giving a voice to the 60,000 Canadians who ultimately lost their lives in the First World War, and ignited an international effort to keep their legacy alive. To mark this anniversary, this striking coin is a solemn remembrance of the 600,000 Canadians who served their country from 1914 to 1918, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice—lest we forget.

Commemorates John McCrae's famous poem. Order today!

Special features:
  • A moving commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Canadian John McCrae's famous poem, which helped transform the poppy into a world-renowned memorial symbol.
  • The poem inspired the adoption of the poppy as an internationally recognized memorial symbol, making this coin a fitting tribute to the more than 600,000 Canadians who served abroad during the First World War, and the 60,000 who perished.
  • Stunning use of finishes and masterful engraving showcase the intricacies of the design.
  • Crafted from 99.99% pure silver, with a limited mintage of just 500 coins worldwide.
  • A striking collectible for commemorators, and a prestigious addition to any Canadian military- or history-themed collection.
  • A symbolic gift for those in the military, or as a tribute to loved ones who were lost at war.
  • Your coin is GST/HST exempt.

About the Design:
Designed by Canadian artist Tony Bianco, your coin features beautifully detailed engraving that transports the viewer back to May 1915, back to the fields near Ypres. The author of the poem, Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae, occupies the centre of the reverse's image field; identified as medical personnel by the cross shoulder patch on his uniform, McCrae is seated on a pile of rubble with pen and paper in hand. Surrounded by a sea of poppies blooming between the makeshift graves of fallen soldiers, McCrae begins to write In Flanders Fields, with the first paragraph of the poem in both English and French.

Packaging:
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded wooden case with graphic beauty box.

Order your coin today!

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10 oz. Fine Silver Coin – 100th Anniversary of In Flanders Fields – Mintage: 500 (2015)
 
4.9

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Pros

  • Detailed (9)
  • Displays well (9)
  • Authentic (5)
  • Mint condition (5)
  • Rare (4)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Memorabilia (6)
  • Adults (5)
  • Lifetime (5)
  • Hobby (3)
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5.0

Wonderful tribute

By Andy

from Ottawa, ON

About Me Collector

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Authentic
  • Detailed
  • Displays Well

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Adults
  • Memorabilia

Comments about 10 oz. Fine Silver Coin – 100th Anniversary of In Flanders Fields – Mintage: 500 (2015):

it is a wonderful tribute to the first World War

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

A great tribute

By Mikwell

from British Columbia

About Me Collector, Working Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Detailed
  • Displays Well

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hobby
    • Memorabilia

    Comments about 10 oz. Fine Silver Coin – 100th Anniversary of In Flanders Fields – Mintage: 500 (2015):

    A fitting tribute to those who have fallen.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Worth it!

    By CAN-AMERICAN

    from Seattle, Washington

    About Me Collector

    Pros

    • Authentic
    • Detailed
    • Displays Well
    • Mint Condition
    • Rare

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adults
      • Hobby
      • Memorabilia

      Comments about 10 oz. Fine Silver Coin – 100th Anniversary of In Flanders Fields – Mintage: 500 (2015):

      I just opened the box and I am very impressed. This coin is truly a beautiful piece of work. I have no regrets and would happily buy another 10 oz silver coin from the Mint. The detail is incredible.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      never forget

      By CINIMOD

      from Thorold ontario canada

      About Me Collector

      Pros

      • Authentic
      • Detailed
      • Displays Well
      • Mint Condition
      • Rare

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adults
        • Lifetime

        Comments about 10 oz. Fine Silver Coin – 100th Anniversary of In Flanders Fields – Mintage: 500 (2015):

        I sometimes show it off as history of poem kids love it cant believe its size.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        great quality

        By bill

        from B.C. CANADA

        About Me Collector, Grandparent, Parent of Two or More Children

        Pros

        • Detailed
        • Displays Well
        • Historic
        • Mint Condition

        Cons

        • Should Include Full Poem

        Best Uses

        • Adults
        • Memorabilia
        • Teens

        Comments about 10 oz. Fine Silver Coin – 100th Anniversary of In Flanders Fields – Mintage: 500 (2015):

        investment
        protection and display
        inheritance

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Nice Craftmanship

        By Collector

        from Toronto

        About Me Collector

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Detailed
        • Displays Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about 10 oz. Fine Silver Coin – 100th Anniversary of In Flanders Fields – Mintage: 500 (2015):

            Originally I was debating between this coin and other one with the red background for about half the price of this one. There were two reasons at first I ended up with this selection, I loved the casing and also the fact there were only so few available.

            After getting it though, I came to realize its true beauty while the box is opened, the soldier in the middle of the coin stands out so much, it bring a whole new level of detailing to the eyes.

            No regret having bought this one.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Brilliantly crafted and unique with superb collector value!

            By Luker (Let them eat silver)

            from Toronto

            About Me Collector

            Pros

            • Authentic
            • Detailed
            • Displays Well
            • High Relief
            • Mint Condition
            • Rare

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adults
              • Hobby
              • Lifetime
              • Memorabilia

              Comments about 10 oz. Fine Silver Coin – 100th Anniversary of In Flanders Fields – Mintage: 500 (2015):

              Aside from its' historical significance and low mintage this coin is a stunner. I am an avid coin collector (typically modern numismatic and semi-numismatic silver coins and rounds)and literally look at several thousand different coins in a given year, but typically only purchase 3 to 5.

              The relief of the soldier really rises above the mirror finish, and then poppy field has a superb layered texture that can only really be appreciated with the coin in hand. (I would suggest to R.C.M. that they add a coin video to their website so that potential buyers can really appreciate this coin's beauty).

              Not only is the coin unique for it's historical significance (and personal significance to me since I grew up on McCrae St. named in the poet's honor), but also due to the fact that it is rare that the Royal Canadian mint puts out 10oz size coins. From my research I have only come across four designs in total (this being the 4th).

              There is a 1998 Bullion finish 10oz silver Maple Leaf design, but it has a whopping mintage of 13,000+. The other two 10oz 0.9999 silver coins have mintages of 2000 and 1500, so this coin is the rarest of the rare and likely has a worldwide rarity value in the high 90's for modern numismatic coins!

              The entire presentation and concept for this coin is a winner!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Beautiful coin, well worth it

              By Mama Bear

              from Ontario

              About Me Collector, Working Parent

              Pros

              • Detailed
              • Displays Well

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Lifetime

                Comments about 10 oz. Fine Silver Coin – 100th Anniversary of In Flanders Fields – Mintage: 500 (2015):

                We bought this coin because of the historical significance and low mintage and were pleasantly surprised by the beauty of it. The case, coin and packaging are incredibly well done. Beautiful keepsake definitely worth the cost.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                It's a keeper!

                By TAC

                from Central Ontario

                About Me Collector, Grandparent

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • 10 Oz - Low Mintage

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Lifetime

                  Comments about 10 oz. Fine Silver Coin – 100th Anniversary of In Flanders Fields – Mintage: 500 (2015):

                  This is a keeper! Don't miss it! Low mintage and it's a large 10oz coin with a great theme as Canada approaches the 150th birthday in 2017.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Simply excellent!

                  By Rick

                  from Calgary

                  About Me Collector

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Authentic
                  • Detailed
                  • Displays Well
                  • Mint Condition
                  • Rare

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Lifetime
                    • Memorabilia

                    Comments about 10 oz. Fine Silver Coin – 100th Anniversary of In Flanders Fields – Mintage: 500 (2015):

                    This coin will sell out fast! Order yours today!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    • Q:

                      you are selling this coin here for 899$ CAD, i found the same coin on other website selling it for much lower price 599.99$ USA = 786$ CAD,, thats a 113$ CAD difference!!
                      Here is the link: http://www.apmex.com/product/93200/2015-canada-100-proof-silver-100th-anniv-of-in-flanders-fields
                      i can't understand how mint canada who made this coin selling it for much higher price?!!
                      i am really disaapointed as a canadian when finding that a website in the usa selling this coin for much lower price when the canadian mint itself who made it selling for much higher!!
                      my question is Why?! and big WHY??!!
                      Asked on 5/23/2016 by jack from montreal

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                        Thanks for your feedback. All dealers and resellers are free to set any price they wish for products that they purchase from the Royal Canadian Mint.

                        Answered on 6/6/2016 by Anonymous
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                    Specifications

                    • No.147042
                    • Mintage500
                    • Composition99.99% pure silver
                    • Finishproof
                    • Weight (g) 311.5
                    • Diameter (mm) 76.25
                    • Edgeserrated
                    • Certificateserialized
                    • Face value100 dollars
                    • ArtistTony Bianco (reverse), Sir E. B. MacKennal (obverse)