Canada Poppy Quarter Color Coin

Item No.: 2716975

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  • Minted by the Royal Canadian Mint
  • The red poppy is Canada’s symbol of remembrance
  • First issued on Oct. 21, 2004

Product description
The Royal Canadian Legion and the Royal Canadian Mint unveiled the world's first colored circulation coin on Oct. 21, 2004. A red poppy, the symbol that pays homage to Canada’s veterans, highlights the quarter.

At first the coins were only being distributed through the Legion. "Ever since the news release on Oct. 21, we have been getting calls about it, " said Legion President Verda Hoppe. At present, the coins are available through the banks and they may be purchased from the Royal Canadian Mint or American Mint.

The media release by the Royal Canadian Mint said: “2004 marks the 90th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War and the 60th anniversary of D-Day. The Royal Canadian Mint is proud that the poppy coin, the world's first colored circulation coin, will be part of this year's Remembrance Day commemorations and expresses deep appreciation to The Royal Canadian Legion for its support in this project."

The poppy in the Royal Canadian Mint's 2004 coin is used to signify not forgetting about those who died in war for their home country. Canada's commemorative flower has some of its roots in the World War I poem "In Flanders Fields," composed by Colonel McCrae.
Limitation Unknown Material Plated Steel
Weight 4.4 g (approx. 1/4 oz.) Measures Diameter: 23.88 mm (approx. 1 in.)
Quality Uncirculated Country Canada
Face value 25 Cents Issue Year 2004
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