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

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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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!

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Fine Silver Coin – 100th Anniversary of In Flanders Fields (2015)
 
4.7

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Detailed (57)
  • Authentic (53)
  • Displays well (46)
  • Mint condition (45)
  • Rare (15)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Memorabilia (51)
  • Adults (48)
  • Hobby (36)
  • Lifetime (30)
  • Older children (22)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Collector (48), Grandparent (35), Education oriented (18), Parent of two or more children (17), Working parent (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (58), Yes (21)

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4.0

Lest we forget!

By Grateful Citizen

from Cardston, AB

About Me Collector, Education Oriented, Parent of Two or More Children, Working Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Detailed
  • Great Gift - Young Or Old
  • Military Collectible

Cons

  • Needs 1 Red Poppy

Best Uses

  • Adults
  • Hobby
  • Lifetime
  • Memorabilia
  • Older Children
  • Teens
  • Young Children

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

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

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

beautiful

By ThomasJ

from Dundas Ontario

About Me Grandparent

Verified Buyer

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

      love it

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Flanders Field 100th anniversary

      By None

      from Burlington Ont. Canada

      About Me Grandparent, Parent of Two or More Children

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Authentic
      • Mint Condition

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adults
        • Memorabilia

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

        The coin could have a bolder appearance

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Great gift idea

        By Dee Dee

        from Cornwall, ontario, Canada

        About Me Grandparent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Mint Condition

        Cons

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          • Adults

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

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

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Beautiful!

          By Canadiancal

          from Hamilton, ON

          About Me Education Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Authentic
          • Historical

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Memorabilia

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

            Purchased for a Christmas gift and it's beautiful.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Proud to be Canadian.

            By Do [pronounced like Doe!]

            from Etobicoke Ontario

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

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              • Adults
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              • Older Children

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

              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'.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Grandfather was there,could have been less cluttered

              By Guardsman

              from Kingston,Ontario,Canada

              About Me Education Oriented, Grandparent

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Authentic
              • Mint Condition

              Cons

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                • Adults
                • Lifetime
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                • Older Children
                • Teens

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

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

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                • No
                 
                4.0

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

                By ed

                from vernon ont.

                Verified Buyer

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

                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

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Must have

                By Bigguy

                from Kingston

                About Me Collector, Grandparent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Authentic
                • Detailed

                Cons

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                  • Adults
                  • Older Children
                  • Teens

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

                  Must have for lasting memories

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

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

                  By Gibby

                  from New Hamburg, ON Canada

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

                      Will be given to my Grandson with explanation.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      • Q:

                        What is the difference between "Fine Silver" and "Pure Silver"?
                        Asked on 10/7/2016 by None

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                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

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

                          Answered on 10/24/2016 by Anonymous
                      • Q:

                        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...
                        Asked on 9/29/2016 by Joe Zasada from Beaumont, AB

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

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

                          Answered on 10/3/2016 by Anonymous
                      • Q:

                        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?
                        Asked on 4/30/2016 by kiwijack from Mississauga, ON

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                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

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

                          Answered on 5/5/2016 by Anonymous
                      • Q:

                        face value
                        Asked on 1/30/2016 by Carl from Halifax, NS

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                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          The face value is 3 dollars.

                          Answered on 2/4/2016 by Anonymous
                      • Q:

                        What does the coin weigh?
                        Asked on 1/13/2016 by dagnable from Guelph Ontario Canada

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                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          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.

                          Answered on 1/14/2016 by Anonymous
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                      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)