A Murano glass poppy (a first for us) tops our 2019 tribute to the men and women who lost their lives in the service of our county. Behind this red flower of Remembrance, the engraved design is based on the poppy wreaths laid at the foot of our war memorials each November 11. Its cross-shaped ribbon bears the promise made to the fallen, even as it stretches across the famous wildflowers of Flanders. It reminds us of sacrifices made in times of war and in the defence of peace. When woven into a wreath and laid upon our monuments, the bright red poppy acts as a solemn mark from a grateful nationone that promises to never forget. A pure silver 2019 tribute to courage, dedication, and sacrifice. OUR FIRST MURANO POPPY. A handcrafted Murano poppy is a glass symbol of remembrance on this pure silver tribute to courage, dedication and sacrifice. This 2019 commemorative coin is part of our annual rite of remembrance. Frostings add depth to the design while emphasizing the beautifully engraved details, like the gentle curl of the poppy petals and foliage. The incuse text is a pledge to remember all who have fallen, and to acknowledge the valour of all who serve. The engraved poppies have been individually sculpted and frosted to emphasize the individual stories of remembrance behind our collective memory of sacrifice. Your coin has a limited worldwide mintage of 6,000. Your coin is crafted from one ounce of 99.99% pure silver. Designed by artist Kerri Weller, your coin is based on the poppy wreaths that are a common sight at commemorative services held each November 11 in Canada (Remembrance Day). A solemn symbol of remembrance, a red Murano glass poppy is centrally positioned against the coins proof finish. A wreath of poppies. Forms a circular shape that represents continuity and hope behind the cross-shaped ribbon that bears the incuse text LEST WE FORGET NOUBLIONS JAMAIS. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. The poppy (Papaver rhoeas) is a poignant symbol that evokes memories of our veterans, their sacrifices and a mutual longing for peace on this planet we all call home. In designing this coin, I looked to my family’s own wartime experiences to find that emotional space in which I could distil these key concepts of loss, remembrance and hope. A Murano poppy is something weve never done before and the effect is stunning. Theres no mistaking its meaning. And by making sure each poppy stands out, the engraved wreath was our way of representing the many. Individual stories of sacrifice and remembrance. It was truly an honour to work on this project. Erica Maga, Product Manager, Royal Canadian Mint. Written in 1915, the poem In Flanders Fields by John McCrae of Guelph, Ont. Inspired the international campaign behind the poppy symbol of remembrance. Poppies flourished in Flanders during the Napoleonic Wars but disappeared soon after the battles ended. It was the same with the First World War: bombardments disrupted the chalky soil and infused it with lime from the rubble, thus creating favourable conditions for. To (briefly) appear on the battlefields. In 1921, the Great War Veterans Association in Canadathe predecessor of the Royal Canadian Legionofficially adopted the poppy as a Flower of Remembrance. Today, the poppy honours the memory of the 117,000 Canadian servicemen and women who lost their lives. It is worn during the Remembrance Day period, from the last Friday in October to November 11. If you remember having a lapel poppy with a green centre, youre not wrong: the black centre changed to green in 1980, then back to black again in 2002 to reflect the poppys actual colours. Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded clamshell with a black beauty box. 99.99% pure silver. Kerri Weller (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). The item “2019’Lest We Forget (Murano Glass)’ Proof $20 Silver Coin 1oz. 9999 Fine(18850)” is in sale since Monday, January 4, 2021. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “gatewestcoins” and is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
- Certification: RCM
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated