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New coin released by Royal Mint for Remembrance Day 2019

The Royal Mint has released a new coin to mark 100 years of Remembrance.

World War One officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919 and the first Armistice Day – later to become Remembrance Day – was held in the grounds of Buckingham Palace by George V on November 11, 2019, a year after the guns had fallen silent.

Many countries changed the name of Armistice Day to Remembrance Day during World War Two, while the US changed the name to Veteran’s Day.

 

A spokesman for the Royal Mint said: “The coin commemorates 100 years since the first formal Remembrance service and features a red Flanders poppy and the iconic phrase from the fourth stanza of Laurence Binyon’s poem ‘For the Fallen’.”

The £5 coin is now on sale from the Royal Mint .

The coin commemorates 100 years since the first formal Remembrance service

The fourth stanza of the poem reads: “They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.”


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