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Poppy coin from Cook Islands

Obverse and reverse of Cook Island’s poppy-shaped $5. (Images courtesy CIT)

The red poppies of Flanders Fields have been much in evidence on coins issued to mark the centenaries of World War I events.

Lichtenstein’s Coin Invest Trust has now commemorated the poppy itself with a 45 mm, 1 oz .999 fine silver, red poppy-shaped $5.

The innovative coin was struck using CIT’s smartminting© technology.

It has been issued for the Cook Islands and has a mintage of 2,500.

 

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