Over the past century, the scope of Remembrance Day has expanded beyond paying tribute to the dead of the First World War. It is now an opportunity for people to reflect on the sacrifices made in a number of modern conflicts, including ongoing deployments. That Remembrance has expanded in this way over the past century is clear testament to its importance and, regardless of the era, the spirit is almost always the same – honour, respect, and, of course, sombreness.
Carrying the words ‘we will remember them’, the Remembrance Day 2019 coin features a solitary poppy – an iconic feature in the ceremony of Remembrance – along with the dates 1919 and 2019. Designed by artist Harry Brockway, the coin is an understated and respectful way to remember those who have lost their lives in service of their country.
IWM records and tells the stories of those who have lived, fought and died in conflict since 1914. The Royal Mint will donate to IWM 2.5% of the recommended retail price of this product and your purchase ensures that these stories are heard.