Fine Silver Coin – 100th Anniversary of <em>In Flanders Fields</em> (2015)
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Fine Silver Coin – 100th Anniversary of In Flanders Fields (2015)

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Fine Silver Coin – 100th Anniversary of In Flanders Fields (2015)

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$29.95 CAD
Mintage: 15,000
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Canada and US only

A symbolic gift for those in the military, or as a tribute to loved ones lost at war. Order today!

The year 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the poem In Flanders Fields, which was written by Canadian physician Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae amid the horrors of the Second Battle of Ypres in May 1915. Through his hauntingly poignant poem, McCrae succeeded in giving a voice to the 60,000 Canadians who would lose their lives in the First World War, and ignited an international effort to keep their legacy alive. To mark this anniversary, this fine silver coin is a solemn remembrance of those who bravely served their country abroad in a time of war–lest we forget.
A symbolic gift for those in the military, or as a tribute to loved ones lost at war. Order today!

Special features:
  • This fine silver coin is a moving commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Canadian John McCrae's famous poem In Flanders Fields, which helped transform the poppy into a world-renowned memorial symbol.
  • A fitting tribute to the more than 600,000 Canadians who served abroad during the First World War, and the 60,000 who perished.
  • FEATURES THE EFFIGY OF KING GEORGE V: The obverse features the effigy of King George V by Sir Edward B. MacKennal, as used on Canadian coins in the First World War period.
  • A striking collectible for commemorators, and a prestigious addition to any Canadian military- or history-themed collection.

About the Design:
Designed by Canadian artist Laurie McGaw, your coin offers a beautifully detailed and engraved side-profile portrait of Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae as he composes his famous poem, In Flanders Fields. There, on the battlefields near the Belgian town of Ypres, a uniformed McCrae is seated with pen and paper in hand, using his elevated thigh as a writing surface. He appears deep in thought and fixed upon the task at hand; in the background to the right of McCrae, an ambulance truck is parked before a field tent—a reminder of McCrae's medical role with the Canadian brigade during the First World War. A more haunting sight to the left and behind McCrae is the landscape covered with makeshift graves for the fallen soldiers; this, together with the showy poppies that can be seen along the left edge of the image field, inspired the lines “In Flanders Fields, the poppies blow/ Between the crosses, row on row,/ That mark our place…” Also engraved along the edge of the image field is the word “CANADA,” the commemorative dates “1915-2015” to mark the poem's centennial, the face value “3 DOLLARS” and the poem's English and French title. The obverse features the effigy of King George V by Sir Edward B. MacKennal, as used on Canadian coins in the First World War period.

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

Order your coin today!

Reviews

Lest we forget!

4

Love all things that pay tribute to those who paid for our freedoms!

Grateful Citizen

Cardston, AB

Yes

beautiful

4

love it

ThomasJ

Dundas Ontario

Yes

Flanders Field 100th anniversary

4

The coin could have a bolder appearance

None

Burlington Ont. Canada

Yes

Great gift idea

5

I like the coin and what it represented I purchased a second one.

Dee Dee

Cornwall, ontario, Canada

Yes

Beautiful!

5

Purchased for a Christmas gift and it's beautiful.

Canadiancal

Hamilton, ON

Yes

Proud to be Canadian.

4

The Flanders Fields coin will be displayed proudly within my one-of-a-kind uniquely creative collage with the Canadian Remberance Day Canada Post stamp coverage and history. I have a great framing place called Westmount Galleries, who listens to what I am asking the artist to do. Onc completed I will forward a picture to Canadian Mint as an 'FYI'.

Do [pronounced like Doe!]

Etobicoke Ontario

Yes

Grandfather was there,could have been less cluttered

5

Pass history on to family, as before could be a bit less cluttered

Guardsman

Kingston,Ontario,Canada

Yes

i thought it could have been bigger at lest a silver dollar

4

I liked its meaning but the coin could have been bigger about the size of a silver dollar not a 25 cent coin but it was well designed and I will keep it

ed

vernon ont.

Must have

5

Must have for lasting memories

Bigguy

Kingston

Yes

Reminder, Nov.11th, a well designed coin to celebrate a Hero

5

Will be given to my Grandson with explanation.

Gibby

New Hamburg, ON Canada

Yes

Fine Silver Coin – 100th Anniversary of In Flanders Fields (2015)

4.7 79

100.0

What is the difference between "Fine Silver" and "Pure Silver"?

None

Fine Silver and Pure silver both refer to the purity of the metal used in the manufacture of the coin.

Anonymous

I thought the Poem was written upon the back of Lawrence Cosgrave, who would sign the Japanese Instrument of Surrender that ended the Second World War...

Joe Zasada

Hi Joe Zasada from Beaumont, I'll pass your note on to the Product Management team, thanks!

Hi, I was about to purchase this item when I noticed I will be charged HST (in Ontario). Doesn't this coin qualify as HST exempt since it is 99.99% pure silver and issued by the Canadian Mint?

kiwijack

Thank you for your question. The item is pure silver and does not charge GST/HST in Ontario.

face value

Carl

The face value is 3 dollars.

Anonymous

What does the coin weigh?

dagnable

Thank you for your question. As per the coin's specifications listed on the product page, the coin has a nominal weight of 7.96 grams.

Specifications

  • No.145687
  • Mintage15,000
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishmatte proof
  • Weight (g) 7.96
  • Diameter (mm) 27
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value3 dollars
  • ArtistLaurie McGaw (reverse), Sir Edward B. MacKennal (obverse)

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