2018 $20 Battle -6 Sicily

SKU: 623932091184

RCM Number:
147822
Country: Canada
Year: 2018

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Description

On the morning of July 10, 1943, Canada came ashore near the Sicilian town of Pachino. Code-named "Operation Husky", the Invasion of Sicily was the Canadian Army's first large-scale campaign of the Second World War; this sixth coin in our Battlefront Series honours the contributions of the 25,000-strong Canadian contingent at Sicily, including the dispatch riders who risked it all to deliver vital information.

The reverse image by Valentine De Landro travels to a Sicilian town during the Allied Invasion of Sicily. Viewed from a ground-level perspective, a Canadian dispatch rider (DR) races to deliver a vital message; he wears a typical DR uniform, with high boots, a round helmet, goggles, a leather vest and a leather dispatch bag slung across the body. The motorcycle is a British-built model, featuring a "blackout" headlamp; built for service overseas, the motorcycle's reliability and extra ground clearance made it ideally suited for the fast-paced work of a dispatch rider, but was also used for training, reconnaissance and escort duties. The scene has an added sense of urgency and motion, as the motorcycle kicks up a cloud of dust while racing past the buildings. The obverse features the effigy of King George VI by T. H. Paget.

This is the SIXTH coin in our multi-year Second World War: Battlefront Series, which explores Canada's involvement in key battles of the Second World War.

Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 20 Dollars
Year: 2018

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

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: A Canadian DR wearing a typical uniform races to deliver a vital message
Artist: Valentine De Landro
Finish: Proof
Series: Seoncd World War Battlefront Series
Quantity Produced: 7500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Canadian,Royal Canadian Mint,Canada's Military,Canada's History


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