2018 $20 WWI Battlefront Series: Canada's Hundred Days - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932092020

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Country: Canada
Year: 2018

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They were CanadaÕs Hundred Days: From August 8 to November 11, 1918, Canadian troops cemented their reputation as an elite fighting force with a string of costly victories that stretched from Amiens to Mons. The reverse of this commemorative coin reflects on CanadaÕs great military successes and its sacrifices during those Hundred Days.

This 2018 $20 one ounce pure silver coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint chronicles CanadaÕs role on the battlefields of the First World War. Mintage is limited to 10,000 coins. As a pure silver coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint, this item is GST/HST exempt.

Inspired by a soldierÕs account, the reverse image by Joel Kimmel looks beyond the tactical successes of CanadaÕs Hundred Days to reflect on the notions of sacrifice and loss. The scene pulls away from the front lines to show the aftermath of the battle in a nearby town, where smoke still billows in the distance. Broken stones and rubble are piled in a street lined with buildings that have been damaged by artillery. With their Lee Enfield rifles slung over their shoulders, two Canadian soldiers are seen standing on a pile of debris and looking down at a small clearing, where a single cross within a circle marks the makeshift grave of a Canadian soldier. The soldiers have paused to remember their fellow combatant, while noting the flowers that were placed on the tomb by civilians as a show of respect. The image is selectively gold-plated with a figure of ÒVictory,Ó from the bronze-hued Victory Medal awarded to Allied soldiers in 1919. The obverse features the effigy of King George V by Sir E. B. Mackennal.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 20 Dollars
Year: 2018

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

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Two Soldiers Standing on Debris
Artist: Joel Kimmel
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 10000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Canadian,Royal Canadian Mint,Canada's History,Celebrate Canada

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