Commemorating soldiers for their bravery and sacrifice on coins has been a long tradition for the Royal Canadian Mint, and they are proud to announce the issuing of their 2018 $20 Fine Silver Coin – A Nation’s Mettle: The Dieppe Raid, among many other memorable keepsakes this month.
Designed by accomplished coin designer Laurie McGaw, this remarkable collectable illustrates the reflection of a contemporary veteran saluting the fallen, reflected in the water receding from the beach at Dieppe, France.
This coin serves as a constant reminder of the Canadian soldiers who were lost or captured during the Second World War operation on August 19, 1942, while also paying tribute to those Canadian Veterans who dutifully, without fail, commemorate those sacrifices every August at Dieppe, New Brunswick.
The Royal Canadian Mint also commemorates the dates August 8 to November 11, 1918, with their 2018 $20 Fine Silver Coin – First World War Battlefront Series: Canada’s Hundred Days. The coin was designed by Joel Kimmel, and it illustrates soldiers overlooking the makeshift grave of a comrade buried amongst the rubble of a devastated town. It symbolizes the sacrifice of Canadians who fought costly but successful battles, from Amiens to Mons, in the last 100 days of the First World War.
On their 2018 $20 Fine Silver Coin – First World War Allied Forces: France, designer Pandora Young managed to capture the hope and determination of French ground forces, with fellow airmen flying above, as they make their final push to victory in the last few months of the war. It features a gold-plated flaming bomb insignia of the French Infantry that adds a unique embellishment to a coin honouring the brave men who gave so much to secure an Allied victory on their home soil.
As the years push forward, the Mint continues to come up with different variations of coins and play with the shapes of the coins. This year, they produced the very first stamp-shaped 2018 $20 Fine Silver Coin – Canada’s Historical Stamps: Parliament Building 1927 Confederation.
It beautifully replicates the bright carmine commemorative postage stamp issued in celebration of Canada’s 60th anniversary. This coin features serrated edges that mimic the stamp’s perforations.
Another one-of-a-kind collectable is their ovoid-shaped 2018 $20 Fine Silver Coin – Four Seasons of the Maple Leaf. The artist, Margaret Best, illustrated the iconic maple leaf, in rich colour and selective gold plating, as it emerges and transforms through each season.
For more information on these fine collector’s coins and so many more available in their store, pricing and full background information on each product can be found on the “Shop” tab of www.mint.ca.