The poppy is at the heart of The Royal Mint’s 2018 Remembrance Day commemorative coin


08 October 2018
As the world prepares to mark the centenary of the end of World War I, The Royal Mint has issued a special £5 Remembrance Day coin with a striking image of a poppy.

Royal Mint coin designer Laura Clancy, whose ‘falling poppies’ design appears on the 2014 Remembrance Day coin, was commissioned for the centenary coin. She has a strong track record in coin design, having worked on the Portrait of Britain series and a coin to mark 150 years of the Salvation Army.


Laura said of her new design: ‘On a research trip to France and Belgium a guide took us around the museums, cemeteries, and memorials. It was such a privilege and source of inspiration. Poppies and Remembrance are synonymous, so I wanted the poppy to be the main feature of the coin. My previous designs have included a bigger one with a much larger inscription. For this I wanted to keep it simple.’


The coin is available in Brilliant Uncirculated, Silver Proof and Silver Piedfort finishes. A donation from each coin purchased will be made to Imperial War Museums. The coin is presented in a fold-out wallet that tells the stories behind the remembrance.


Coin details


2018 Remembrance Day


Issue date: 2 October 2018

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Denomination: £5

Metal: cupro nickel and 925 Ag Sterling Silver

Weight: 28.28g (Brilliant Uncirculated and Silver Proof), 56.56g (Silver Proof Piedfort)

Diameter: 38.61mm

Obverse designer: Jody Clark

Reverse designer: Laura Clancy

Edge type: Milled


For more information, visit The Royal Mint’s website.