The Westminster Collection
The Royal British Legion has been working in partnership with The Westminster Collection for over ten years to create a bespoke range of collectable coins, stamps and stamp covers.
Each year The Westminster Collection produce beautiful full colour Poppy Coins with a donation to The Royal British Legion for every coin sold. In 2014 they produced the first in a series of special First World War Centenary Poppy Coins, which will be released annually until 2018 to mark the anniversary of the end of this conflict.
Sales of the commemorative coins have resulted in the company donating over £700,000 to The Royal British Legion to date.
Charles Byrne, Director General of The Royal British Legion, said: “We are extremely proud to continue to work with The Westminster Collection. The Royal British Legion is at the heart of a national network that supports our Armed Forces community through thick and thin – ensuring that their unique contribution is never forgotten.
“We help ensure that those we serve can find the range and quality of support they need, when they need it. We also ensure the enduring responsibility of Remembrance is understood and embraced across our nation and the torch of Remembrance is passed from generation to generation.
“The Poppy Coin is not only a poignant reminder of those who have fought and sacrificed their lives; it also helps the Legion to carry out our vital work supporting servicemen and women, veterans and their families.”
This year’s silver £5 Poppy Coin design features the stylised Poppy that’s synonymous with the Legion, as well as the poignant Ode of Remembrance. Each coin has been struck to the standard British Isles’ £5 silver specification in sterling silver.
Stephen Allen, Chairman of The Westminster Collection, said: "We are delighted to be able to support The Royal British Legion again this year through the official Remembrance coins, we can't think of a more poignant and worthy cause than this. The work done by the Legion to preserve the memory of the fallen and support the future of the living is vital, and we are extremely proud to continue our long-term partnership.”
Poppy coins are available during the Remembrance period from October each year and can be found online at www.westminstercollection.com/poppycoins.