MIKO MACIASZEK | NEW COIN DESIGN REMEMBRANCE DAY FOR ROYAL CANADIAN MINT
November 10, 2022 Miko Maciaszek
We’re so honoured to share this gorgeous new coin art design by #lcmartist Miko Maciaszek specially commissioned by the Royal Canadian Mint. Miko had the opportunity to design the 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin for Remembrance Day. Who better to draw the red poppy?
“Designed by artist Miko Maciaszek, the coin’s reverse features a poignant depiction of a weary Captain of the Canadian Army Medical Corps sitting against a tree and taking a moment to reflect after the Second Battle of Ypres, during the First World War. Selective colour highlights the blooming poppies in the foreground, while in the background; more poppies appear between the crosses that mark the graves of the fallen. These poppies represent hope and eternal life through Remembrance, and serve as a reminder that a soldier’s sacrifice should never be forgotten. ”
MIKO MACIASZEK, ARTIST
“The red poppy: A symbol of sacrifice, a call to Remembrance.
From the great victories and tragic losses of the First World War came our most enduring symbol of service and sacrifice: the red poppy, which is colourfully highlighted on this Remembrance Day coin. Blooming in the foreground and in the fields of the fallen behind the weary officer, the poppy imbues this mournful scene with hope. It is a lasting reminder of those who fought and sacrificed everything; of the courage of those who serve; of the consequences of war, and a commitment to peace—lest we forget.
Selective colour highlights the poppies of Remembrance.
Purchase the coin here.