2017 $20 First World War Battlefront Series: Battle of Passchendaele - Pure Silver Coin

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Country: Canada
Year: 2017

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This fine silver coin, the sixth in the First World War Battlefront series, remembers Canada at the Battle of Passchendaele, which has become synonymous with mud-soaked tragedy and triumph. The powerful design on the reverse goes beyond the pages of history, to reflect on the cost of a victory achieved through tenacity and heroism in unspeakable circumstances.

The reverse design by Canadian artist Pandora Young features a powerfully evocative scene that captures the spirit of Canada's participation in the Battle of Passchendaele. A first-person perspective immerses the viewer in the action for a closer connection to this important chapter in our past. The setting is a chilling one: highly detailed engraving re-creates the devastated landscape in the background, where months of heavy artillery fire and relentless rains have transformed the once-fertile terrain into a quagmire. Four Canadian soldiers move across the muddy battlefield, their silhouettes mirrored in the rainwater at their feet. A closer look at the water reveals several more reflections that represent their fallen comrades, whose memory is carried forward by their surviving brothers in arms, and a nation.

99.99% PURE SILVER WITH A TOUCH OF GOLD: Selective gold plating puts special emphasis on the winged figure of "Victory", as depicted on the Victory Medal awarded to members of the Allied forces after the First World War.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 20 Dollars
Year: 2017

Diameter: 38 mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 31.39 grams
Bullion Weight: 1.008 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Engraved 4 Canadian soldiers in the Battle of Passchendaele
Artist: Pandora Young
Finish: Proof
Series: First World War Battlefront Series, No. 6
Quantity Produced: 10000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Canadian, Canada's History, Canada's Military, International Commemoratives

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