2018 Armistice Collector Card

SKU: 623932093058

RCM Number:
169085
Country: Canada
Year: 2018

Price:
Sale price$21.95

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Description

On November 11, 1918 the guns finally fell silent as the Armistice agreement finally brought an end to the First World war. This six coin set honours the legacy of the combatants whose contributions we collectively acknowledge especially Remembrance Day, and who have paved the way for the rights and freedoms we enjoy today. The presentation includes a numismatic uncirculated example of all the circulation denominations 5 cents, 10 cents, 25 cents, and $1, plus two different examples of the new commemorative Armistice $2 coin. One of the $2 coin will be a classic strike while the second is enhanced with a red coloured poppy.


The commemorative $2 coin design by Canadian artist Laurie McGaw presents a poignant pairing of two symbols of remembrance. Within the brass-plated inner core, a soldierÕs helmet represents the end of the First World War and serves as a solemn reminder of the many lives lost during historyÕs first mechanized war. Below the helmet lies a large poppy, the official bloom of remembrance inspired by the Canadian poem In Flanders Fields, and whose bright scarlet colour is re-created on selectively coloured versions of the $2 coin. To represent English and French, two more poppies are engraved on the nickel-plated outer ring, which includes a banner bearing the bilingual words ÒREMEMBERÓ, ÒSOUVENIRÓ and the year Ò2018Ó. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.


Face Value
Composition Weight(g) Diameter(mm) Edge
2 dollars
(with engraved poppy)
Three-ply nickel finish plated steel(outer ring) Three-ply brass finish plated aluminium bronze (inner core)
6.99 28 Interrupted serrations
2 dollars
(with coloured and engraved poppy)
Three-ply nickel finish plated steel(outer ring) Three-ply brass finish plated aluminium bronze (inner core) 6.99 28 Interrupted serrations
1 dollar Three-ply brass plated steel 6.27 11-sided
26.50
Plain
25 cents Three-ply nickel finish plated steel 4.4 23.88 Serrated
10 cents Three-ply nickel finish plated steel 1.75 18.03 Serrated
5 cents Three-ply nickel finish plated steel 3.95 21.20 Plain

Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Year: 2018

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Material: Other
Weight: 23.36 grams

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Artist: Laurie McGaw
Finish: Circulation
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Canadian,Royal Canadian Mint,International Commemoratives


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