2017 1oz Silver $5 Cook Islands Remembrance Poppy PCGS PL70 

  • Silver Content: 1oz .999 Silver
  • Denomination: Five Dollars
  • Diameter: 45mm
  • Mintage: 2500
  • Certification: PCGS

Composed of .999 fine silver with small amount of coloration. With hallowed memory of The Great War, the Cook Islands Remembrance Poppy was produced in honor of the 100 year anniversary of the end of that terrible conflict. It is with the events of the war, especially the churning of the soil in those Belgian fields that allowed those hidden poppies to start to grow. Those sacred grounds where the poppies grew that inspired John McCrae.

In Flanders Fields

John McCrae1872 - 1918
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place, and in the sky,
The larks, still bravely singing, fly,
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead; short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe!
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high!
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
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