2018 Canadian $2 Armistice 100th Anniv Remembrance Coloured Poppy Toonie Coin – UNC ex Mint Roll
A collectible keepsake to remember the sacrifices of our Canadian and Newfoundland men and women in the First World War.
With two minutes of silence each November 11, Canadians commemorate four years that changed the course of history. It is at the exact moment of Armistice, when the first modern war suddenly came to an end in 1918, that we silently reflect upon that conflict of unprecedented scale, and all who served in a war that was supposed to “end all wars.”
This year we honor the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice 1918 with this special $2 coin.
Designed by Canadian artist Laurie McGaw, your coin’s design marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of 1918 with a poignant pairing of two symbols of remembrance. Within the brass-plated inner core, a soldier’s helmet represents the end of the First World War and serves as a solemn reminder of the many lives lost during history’s first mechanized war. Below the helmet lies a large poppy, the official bloom of remembrance, whose bright scarlet colour is re-created on these selectively coloured coins. Two more poppies are engraved on the nickel-plated outer ring, which includes a special-engraved security feature, along with a banner bearing the bilingual words “REMEMBER”, “SOUVENIR” and the year “2018”. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
2018 Canadian $2 Armistice 100th Anniv Remembrance Coloured Poppy Toonie Coin (Brilliant Uncirculated) originates from an uncirclated coin roll in original condition.