2 Dollars 2015 Remembrance

Added by Alain Martineau
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General Description GUELPH, ONTARIO, OCTOBER 23, 2015 – 2015 mark the 100th anniversary of Canadian Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae penned In Flanders Fields on the battlefield of Ypres, Belgium, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued a $2 circulation coin commemorating his iconic poem of remembrance In Flanders Fields. It is one of the First World War"s most recognized poems and an integral part of Canadian culture. The poem's striking imagery has served to enshrine the poem and the poppy as enduring and powerful symbols of remembrance for all Canadians, to this day.
Obv. Description Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II facing right
Rev. Description a depiction of Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae sitting writting In Flanders Fields on the battlefield of Ypres, Belgium. A peace dove flying away across the grave markers. Flanked on both sides by seveval poppy.
Diameter 28.00 mm
Thickness 1.75 mm
Weight 6.9200 g
Material Bi-metallic Nickel (ring) and Aluminum-Bronze (center)
Orientation Medal
Mint Canada - Royal Canadian Mint - Winnipeg
Edge Type decorated and with inscription
Edge Inscription CANADA 2 DOLLARS
Designer OB Susanna Blunt and re Brent Townsend RE Glen Loates
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