They’ll turn white soon enough

So everyone’s getting these red-centred quarters in their change from Tim Hortons:

Canadian Poppy Quarter 2004

They’re apparently the world’s first bicolour coin. The red in the middle has already started to look very distressed , ‘cos everyone’s scratching them to see if the colour comes off. And it does.

If Canada were really serious about peace, they’d have made the coin like this:

Improved Canadian Poppy Quarter 2004

… like the white remembrance poppies I used to get from the Peace Pledge Union in the UK.


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