2019 $1 75th Anniversary of D-Day - Proof Silver Coin

SKU: 623932094277

RCM Number:
170515
Country: Canada
Year: 2019

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Description

A first step: A soldierÕs D-Day journey begins on the 2019 Proof Dollar

On June 6, 1944, about 14,000 Canadians stormed the beaches of Normandy as the Allies launched Operation Overlord. D-Day was the largest amphibious landings in history and the stakes were high: to gain a foothold in Fortress Europe, Allied troops had to break through a coastline fortified with mined obstacles, concrete pillboxes, machine-gun nests and heavy artillery batteries.

The 2019 Proof Silver Dollar commemorates the 75th anniversary of D-Day by putting a human face on a historic event. Inspired by a real-life moment seen in the original film footage, a young soldierÕs apprehension and a simple gesture remind us of the courage of those who carried the weight of history with them that day. In the face of danger and uncertainty, Canadians fought to come ashore at Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, Bernires-sur-Mer, Courseulles-sur-Mer and Graye-sur-Mer, knowing that success on D-Day was just the beginning.

The reverse image by Tony Bianco steps back in time to the morning of June 6, 1944, as the first wave of Canadian troops storms Juno Beach. The scene shares the same inspiration as the Juno Beach Centre AssociationÕs D-Day anniversary logo; it re-creates a moment caught on film when the North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment landed on Nan Red Beach (La Rive Plage). In the foreground, an infantry soldier has a strained expression on his face after surveying what lies aheadÑthis is his first real combat experience. A reassuring pat is a touching moment of humanity and a gesture of solidarity amid enemy fire and fear, while the wedding ring is a reminder of loved ones back home. In the sky above, a sequence of dots and dashes represent the letter V (for ÒVictoryÓ) in Morse code; they allude to the radio broadcasts that announced the Allied landings that day. The reverse includes the word ÒCANADAÓ, the double dates Ò1944Ó and Ò2019Ó, and the face value ÒDOLLARÓ. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.


Juno Beach Centre AssociationÕs D-Day anniversary logo
The reverse image shares the same inspiration as the Juno Beach Centre AssociationÕs D-Day anniversary logo; it re-creates a moment caught on film when the North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment landed on Nan Red Beach (La Rive Plage).

Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 1 Dollar
Year: 2019

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Diameter: 36.07 mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 23.17 grams
Bullion Weight: .0744 Troy Ounces

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Young Soldiers Landing on D-Day
Artist: Tony Bianco
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 20000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Canadian,Royal Canadian Mint,Canada's History,Celebrate Canada


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