A Royal Mint Coin Designer, Thomas Docherty, from Bellshill near Glasgow, has had his design selected for The Royal Mint’s commemorative 2016 Remembrance day coin. Thomas took inspiration from the wreath that lies at the foot of The Royal Mint’s own on-site war memorial for the design of the organisation’s 2016 commemorative £5 Remembrance Day coin. The memorial is formed of bricks from The Royal Mint’s previous location on Tower Hill, and honours colleagues who have lost their lives in times of war.
Thomas Docherty, originally from Bellshill near Glasgow, is the fourth Coin Designer to be selected to design the special Remembrance Day coin, which traditionally features the poppy, a flower widely recognised as a symbol of remembrance. Thomas’ design depicts a wreath, a symbol used by nations across the world to remember and commemorate the fallen.
The coin, which is available in Silver Proof and Brilliant Uncirculated finishes, has been colour-printed using a technical ‘trichromatic’ printing process that layers colour onto the coin to capture every detail of the vibrant red colouring of the poppy.
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