2017 $3 100th Ann. Battle of Vimy Ridge - Pure Silver coin

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Country: Canada
Year: 2017

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If Confederation represents the political birth of our nation, then the Battle of Vimy Ridge (April 9-12, 1917) marks the beginning of its rise to independent greatness, born of valour and sacrifice on the battlefield, where the Canadian National Vimy Memorial now stands The Royal Canadian Mint commemorates the 100th anniversary of Canada's historic battle with a fine silver coin that showcases one of our nation's most poignant symbols of remembrance.

The reverse design by Canadian artist Laurie McGaw features a frontal view of the iconic sculpture "Canada Bereft", which is prominently featured at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in Vimy, France. An allegorical figure, she is Mother Canada, the powerful personification of a nation mourning her fallen sons. Mother Canada rests her chin on her hand and bears a sorrowful expression that is beautifully recreated with finely detailed engraving. On the reverse, the engraved figure is front and centre as the main focus of the design; on the memorial, the limestone carving stands on the northeast edge of the monument platform, where she looks down at a ground-level tomb. The Vimy Memorial is recreated behind and to the left of the grieving sculpture; set against the lined specimen background, the Vimy Memorial is depicted further in the distance to provide a full sense of the stately grandeur of this Canadian site of remembrance overseas.

A poignant addition to any collection, but also a deeply meaningful keepsake that honours all who have fought for Canada in the name of peace and freedom.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 3 Dollars
Year: 2017

Diameter: 27 mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 7.96 grams
Bullion Weight: 0.255 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Engraved iconic sculpture 'Canada Bereft' and Canadian National Vimy Memorial
Artist: Laurie McGaw
Finish: Specimen
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Canada's History

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