Limited Edition Proof Silver Dollar - 100th Anniversary of In Flanders Fields - Mintage: 10,000 (2015)

Limited Edition Proof Silver Dollar – 100th Anniversary of In Flanders Fields – Mintage: 10,000 (2015)

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Limited Edition Proof Silver Dollar – 100th Anniversary of In Flanders Fields – Mintage: 10,000 (2015)

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$79.95 CAD
Mintage: 10,000
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A beautiful coin commemorating John McCrae's famous poem! Order yours today!

A beautiful coin commemorating John McCrae's famous poem! Order yours 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)


Looking at the striking red enamel poppy that has been incorporated into this coin's design, you can almost envision the power of the blazing red fields that inspired Canadian military surgeon John McCrae to write his famous poem.

In Flanders Fields was the most popular poem of the First World War. It inspired an international movement to remember the fallen, and after one hundred years, the poem and the humble red flower remain central to Remembrance Day commemorations.

A beautiful addition to your Canadian history collection. Order today!

Special features:
  • A poignant commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Canadian John McCrae's famous poem, which is often quoted or recited during annual remembrance ceremonies in many countries.
  • The obverse features the effigy of King George V by Sir E. B. MacKennal.
  • The poem served as the inspiration behind the adoption of the poppy as a widely recognized memorial symbol, making this coin a fitting tribute to the brave Canadians who served their country in times of war–not only in the First World War, but in other conflicts that followed.
  • COLOURED ENAMEL: Crafted from 99.99% pure silver with selective coloured enamel that highlights a single red poppy, adding a rich vibrancy to the design with its deep, red colour.
  • 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 and has a limited mintage worldwide.

About the Design:
Designed by Canadian artist Tony Bianco, your coin masterfully combines vibrantly coloured enamel with finely detailed engraving to create a stirring scene of remembrance. Like a quiet moment that is frozen in time, two Canadian soldiers stand on either side of a makeshift grave to mourn a fallen friend and fellow soldier, who lies buried far from home. With his head bent down and dress cap removed, one solemn soldier stands to the left of the stone grave; on the right side of the image, an armed soldier is seen in side profile with his rifle pointed downwards. These two soldiers would be among the many who helped carry the legacy left behind by the fallen, as prompted in McCrae's poem: "take up our quarrel with the foe; / to you from failing hands we throw / The torch; be yours to hold it high." The background is filled with an enlarged poppy, which was forever immortalized by In Flanders Fields; here, this powerful symbol of remembrance adds a rich vibrancy to the design with its deep, red colour.

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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Limited Edition Proof Silver Dollar – 100th Anniversary of In Flanders Fields – Mintage: 10000 (2015)
 
4.8

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Detailed (62)
  • Displays well (62)
  • Authentic (41)
  • Mint condition (37)
  • Rare (20)

Cons

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  • Memorabilia (61)
  • Adults (52)
  • Hobby (38)
  • Lifetime (33)
  • Teenagers (27)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Collector (58), Grandparent (30), Parent of two or more children (14), Education oriented (10), Working parent (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (65), Yes (11)

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5.0

i would buy 100th Anniversary of in flanders Field again

By bear

from hanover on

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  • Authentic
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  • Rare

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    Comments about Limited Edition Proof Silver Dollar – 100th Anniversary of In Flanders Fields – Mintage: 10000 (2015):

    Best looking coin I have see in a long time.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Fabulous detail, a great commemeration coin to own.

    By Grumpy

    from Penticton, BC

    About Me Collector, Grandparent

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    Pros

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      Comments about Limited Edition Proof Silver Dollar – 100th Anniversary of In Flanders Fields – Mintage: 10000 (2015):

      Great for a gift for Teenagers and War Veterans,
      if You can afford it

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Best Christmas present!

      By Chicken Little

      from Ontario, Canada

      About Me Parent of Two or More Children

      Pros

      • Authentic
      • Detailed
      • Displays Well
      • Mint Condition

      Cons

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          Comments about Limited Edition Proof Silver Dollar – 100th Anniversary of In Flanders Fields – Mintage: 10000 (2015):

          Every year we buy a coin from the Canadian Mint for each of our children! Both will love this addition to their collection.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          excellent

          By Bruce Almighty

          from Winnipeg, Manitoba

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

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          • Authentic
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          • Displays Well
          • Mint Condition
          • Rare

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            Comments about Limited Edition Proof Silver Dollar – 100th Anniversary of In Flanders Fields – Mintage: 10000 (2015):

            Good for collection

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            • No
             
            5.0

            Great tribute to our Vets.

            By abvolk

            from Woodstock ON

            About Me Collector, Education Oriented, Grandparent

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            • Detailed
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              Comments about Limited Edition Proof Silver Dollar – 100th Anniversary of In Flanders Fields – Mintage: 10000 (2015):

              A great collector piece with great detail.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Beautiful coin

              By THE WEEDMAN

              from Hamilton Ontario

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                Comments about Limited Edition Proof Silver Dollar – 100th Anniversary of In Flanders Fields – Mintage: 10000 (2015):

                Just wanted to show the younger generation.

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                • No
                 
                5.0

                Beautiful Coin

                By Drillerjoe

                from Amherst NS

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                • Rare

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                  Comments about Limited Edition Proof Silver Dollar – 100th Anniversary of In Flanders Fields – Mintage: 10000 (2015):

                  Great addition to my collection. Since they have sold out the price has almost doubled on Ebay.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  An Awesome Symbol

                  By Dan

                  from Toronto, On

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                    Comments about Limited Edition Proof Silver Dollar – 100th Anniversary of In Flanders Fields – Mintage: 10000 (2015):

                    To commemorate my grandfather.

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                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Simply Outstanding

                    By Islander

                    from StJohns NL

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                      Comments about Limited Edition Proof Silver Dollar – 100th Anniversary of In Flanders Fields – Mintage: 10000 (2015):

                      Color is vibrant

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Love The Coin

                      By Will

                      from Ontario

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                      • Detailed
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                      • Mint Condition
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                        Comments about Limited Edition Proof Silver Dollar – 100th Anniversary of In Flanders Fields – Mintage: 10000 (2015):

                        A great collectors item

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                          Can you tell me if this coin is still available in Toronto, Ontario, and if yes, where?
                          Asked on 11/13/2015 by Laurie from Toronto, Ontario Canada

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                            eBay!

                            Answered on 1/26/2016 by Momma T from Edmonton AB
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                            We encourage you to check your local Canada Post outlet, or an authorized Mint dealer, as they sometimes have stock available once a product is sold out at the Mint.

                            Answered on 11/19/2015 by Anonymous
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                        Specifications

                        • No.145850
                        • Mintage10,000
                        • Composition99.99% pure silver
                        • Finishproof
                        • Weight (g) 23.17
                        • Diameter (mm) 36
                        • Edgeserrated
                        • Certificateserialized
                        • Face value1 dollar
                        • ArtistTony Bianco (reverse), Sir E.B. MacKennal (obverse)