|Country: Cook Islands||Metal Purity: 999||Box: Yes|
|Year of Issue: 2017||Weight: 31.1 g||CoA: Yes|
|Face Value: 5 dollars||Dimensions: 45||Coin Accent: Coloring, Unusual Shape|
|ID: CK0423||Quality: Proof-like|
|Mintage quantity: 2500 pcs|
Meet a beautiful remembrance poppy coin issued by the Cook Islands! Shaped like a poppy flower, the smartminting© coin is brilliantly colored and weighs 1 oz at 45 mm diameter. With the mintage of 2 500 pieces worldwide, each poppy is supplied in an elegant, glossy black display case and is sure to enrich anyone’s collection.
The small effigy of Her Majesry Elizabeth II is the centerpiece of the obverse or, more precisely, the center of the poppy flower. There are also some traditional insrcriptions: the Queen’s name, the face value of the coin, its issuing country and year.
Red remembrance poppies are frequently displayed in Anglo-Saxon culture to commemorate fallen soldiers and service personel. The custom originated in 1921 after humanitarian Moina Michael lobbied to have the poppy officially recognized as the symbol of remembrance for veterans. She was inspired by John McCrae’s poem «In Flanders Fields» which he wrote in 1915 during World War I. Remembrance Day is commonly celebrated on November 11.