War poet coins it in

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A FA­MOUS war poem was the in­spi­ra­tion for the 2017 Re­mem­brance Day coin.

Royal Mint graphic de­signer Stephen Tay­lor was in­spired by John McCrae’s In Flan­ders Fields when he cre­ated the com­mem­o­ra­tive £5.

A do­na­tion from ev­ery pur­chase will go to the Im­pe­rial War Mu­se­ums.

Mr Tay­lor said: “I chose pop­pies with a re­al­is­tic, wild­flower qual­ity, echo­ing the flow­ers John McCrae would have seen grow­ing when he wrote the poem.”

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