The highlight of this two-part set is the silver dollar edition proof set which continues the Royal Canadian Mint’s annual series started in the early 1970s featuring spectacular double struck proof versions of all Canada’s circulation coins, plus a half dollar coin and a pure silver commemorative dollar. The silver dollar marks the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe during the Second World War, featuring a Royal Canadian Navy design with a selectively coloured Naval Ensign from the era of 1945. Denominations include the 5 cent, 10 cent, 25 cent, 50 cent, loon style dollar, commemorative silver dollar and 2 dollar coins. The five cent coin is also a special edition “V” for victory design. Mintage is limited to just 20,000.
The V-E day story is enhanced by the addition of a 2019 V-E Day Keepsake collection, marking the beginning of the end of the Second World War.
The Proof Dollar Design:
On the 2020 Special Edition Silver Dollar coin, the reverse design by artist Maskull Lasserre is a V-E Day (“V”) salute to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). A coloured pre-1965 Naval Ensign provides a stirring backdrop for the engraved depiction of a member of the Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service (WRCNS) and two members of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) standing on the foredeck of a Tribal-class destroyer. The obverse features the effigy of King George VI by T. H. Paget and a Victory privy mark.
Other coins in this set:
Two dollar, loon dollar, 50 cent, 25 cent, 10 cent, and a 2020 version of the 1945 Victory five-cent coin.