This is the 2020 Remembrance Day Silver Proof £5 Coin. The coin features a solemn soldier with colourful red poppies in the background.
This coin not only commemorates Remembrance Day, but also the 100th anniversary since the burial of the Unknown Warrior.
Struck from 0.925 sterling silver to a proof finish. The coin comes issued in a presentation box, along with a numbered certificate of authenticity from The Royal Mint.
A total of 2,020 of these coins will be minted, with 1,920 of them being issued in this Limited Edition Presentation.
The Royal Mint will donate a small percentage of sales of this coin to support the work of Imperial War Museums.
On 11th November 1920 the body of an unidentified British soldier was laid to rest in Westminster Abbey. The memorial is the first example of a Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and pays respect to the many thousands of soldiers who have died at war.
The memorial states:
They buried him among the Kings because he had done good toward god and toward his house.
Also on Armistice Day 1920, an unknown French soldier was also buried under the Arc de Triumph in Paris.
The obverse was designed by The Royal Mint artist, Jody Clark. It is the fifth coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to be used on UK coins. The text reads:
2020 · ELIZABETH II · D · G ·REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS
The reverse was designed by Natasha Preece and it shows the silhouette of a soldier, juxtaposed against colourful red poppies. The text reads:
LEST WE FORGET
11 NOVEMBER 2020
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||0|
|Silver Weight Troy Ounces||0.84|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Reverse Designer||Natasha Preece|
|Issuing Monarch||Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
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