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2017 $20 FINE SILVER COIN - FIRST WORLD WAR: BATTLEFRONT SERIES - THE BATTLE OF VIMY RIDGE

$112.95

2017 $20 FINE SILVER COIN - FIRST WORLD WAR: BATTLEFRONT SERIES - THE BATTLE OF VIMY RIDGE

$112.95
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In the spring of 1917, the Allies launched a new offensive on the Western Front, where all four divisions of the Canadian Corps were ordered to capture the heavily fortified Vimy Ridge. For the first time ever, regiments from all across Canada fought side-by-side to secure victory using an innovative tactic known as a creeping barrage. This fine silver coin honours the Canadians at Vimy, where their valour and sacrifice contributed to a defining moment for our young nation and its military.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
SRP: $112.95
Item Number: 147829
UPC: 6-23932-08155-0
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Mintage: 10,000
Weight (g): 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Face Value: $20
Finish: Proof with selective gold plating
Edge: Serrated
Artist: Pandora Young
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with custom beauty box
Finished size

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • FIFTH in the Royal Canadian Mint’s continuing First World War: Battlefront series, which depicts Canada’s soldiers in action on the battlefields of Europe.
  • Deftly combines highly detailed engraving with a multitude of finishes, to allow even the smallest details to shine.
  • Outstanding attention to historical accuracy: In keeping with this retrospective look at a key time in Canadian history, your coin’s obverse features the effigy of King George V by Sir E. B. MacKennal.
  • 99.99% pure silver with selective gold plating that recreates the winged figure of “Victory” from the Victory Medal, which was awarded to members of the Allied forces after the First World War.
  • An exception within the series, selective gold plating also highlights the soldier to place added emphasis on the legacy of this battle in Canadian history.
  • The entire reverse is a heartfelt ode to Canada’s combatants, whose valour and sacrifice at Vimy Ridge contributed to a pivotal moment in our nation’s history.


DESIGN
The reverse design by Canadian artist Pandora Young transports the viewer back to April 1917, to the countryside in northern France, where Canada’s soldiers have launched their offensive on the heavily fortified escarpment known as Vimy Ridge. Using the battlefield as a backdrop, the reverse centres on a close view of a lone Canadian soldier, his face purposely omitted so as to represent any of the combatants during the Battle of Vimy Ridge (April 9-12, 1917). Selective gold plating adds a golden hue to the belted khaki jacket with detachable shoulder straps and a standup collar, which features the maple leaf insignia of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces. This “Unknown Soldier” holds a steel trench helmet in his left hand; behind his left shoulder is one of the many 18-pound guns that provided the artillery fire used in the Canadians’ creeping barrage. Below the soldier is the winged figure of “Victory,” with selective gold plating used to recreate the bronze-hued Victory Medal that was awarded to Allied soldiers in 1919.

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