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 tribute to loved ones lost at war.
- 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
Composition: 99.99% Pure silver
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 7.96 grams
Face Value: $3
Artist: Laurie McGaw (Reverse), Sir Edward B. MacKennal (Obverse)
Image, description and coin specifications courtesy of Royal Canadian Mint (http://www.mint.ca/store/coins/fine-silver-coin-%E2%80%93-100th-anniversary-of-emin-flanders-fieldsem-2015-prod2530030?rcmiid=link|categorypage|Fine_Silver_Coin_100th_Anniversary_of_In_Flanders_Fields_2015|Shop-World_War&#.Vj7oxNKrTIU)