2018 $25 Lest We Forget - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932092303

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Country: Canada
Year: 2018

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Important history, innovation, art and low mintage scarcity combine to make this helmet shaped $25 fine silver coin one of the most significant and collectable issues ever released by the Royal Canadian Mint. This tangible link to the past will transport you onto the front lines of the Great War, where the circa 1916 Mark I model helmet worn by Canadian and other British Empire soldiers often deflected a bullet and saved the life of the soldier who wore it. The coin itself is both distressed and antiqued with a battle-worn appearance. The ÒcracksÓ and ÒdentsÓ bring to life the difficult conditions and constant peril Canadian soldiers had to endure, while the engraved motto along the brim ÒLEST WE FORGETÓ connects the past to the present, reminding us of the sacrifices made to pave the way for the freedoms we enjoy today.

The design is completed with engraved poppies and the double dates Ò1918Ó and Ò2018Ó, marking the centennial of Armistice. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt engraved deep in the recessed circular crown, while the legend and face value are engraved on the brim.

The coin has a weight of about one and a half ounces of pure silver, and a mintage of just 6,500. HST/GST exempt.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 25 Dollars
Year: 2018

Diameter: 52.35 mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 47.6 grams
Bullion Weight: 1.528 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: 1961 Mark I Model Combat Helmet-Shaped Coin
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 6500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Canadian,Royal Canadian Mint,International Commemoratives

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