Re­mem­brance coin re­vealed

Western Mail - - THE ARMISTICE REMEMBERED -

THE Royal Mint has re­vealed its Re­mem­brance Day com­mem­o­ra­tive coin, which fea­tures a de­sign cre­ated by a Welsh coin de­signer.

Laura Clancy has been a mem­ber of the coin de­sign team at The Royal Mint in Llantrisant for more than a decade, and this year’s Re­mem­brance Day coin will fea­ture her poppy de­sign high­lighted with vivid colour print­ing.

Laura said: “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.”

Laura’s pre­vi­ous work in­cludes the Por­trait of Bri­tain se­ries, a coin hon­our­ing 150 years of the Sal­va­tion Army, and the 2014 Re­mem­brance Day coin, which fea­tured her Fall­ing Pop­pies de­sign.

The Royal Mint’s Re­mem­brance Day coin is avail­able in a range of fin­ishes and a do­na­tion from ev­ery pur­chase is made to Im­pe­rial War Mu­se­ums to sup­port their valu­able work.

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