In the same way the red poppy is worn by Canadians on November 11, a blue flower is worn in Newfoundland and Labrador on July 1st in fulfillment of the promise to never forget a lost generation. This one ounce fine silver coin commemorates the sacrifices of the people of Newfoundland and Labrador during the First World War. Its design, which mixes different engraving techniques, is a sweeping tribute to the thousands who fought under the banner of the Dominion of Newfoundland in battles at places like Beaumont-Hamel in France. Mintage of this coin is limited to 5,000. GST/HST exempt.
The main design by Derek C. Wicks uses a trail of forget-me-not flowers to symbolize a spirit of remembrance. A multitude of flowers pour from the rocky province to wrap around its rugged coast and surround the animal emblem of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. Perched on a crag overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the caribou faces east towards the Beaumont-Hamel battlefield that is a symbol of wartime valour and sacrifice for the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The obverse features a laser-engraved pattern of forget-me-not flowers behind the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.