2017 Canada 1 oz Ag $20 Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

2017 Canada 1 oz Ag $20 Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

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This fine Silver coin commemorates the 100th anniversary of one of the most important battles for Canadian forces during the First World War (1914-1918).

If Confederation represents the political birth of our nation, then the Battle of Vimy Ridge (April 9-12, 1917) marks the beginning of its rise to independent greatness, born of valor and sacrifice on the battlefield, where the Canadian National Vimy Memorial now stands The Royal Canadian Mint commemorates the 100th anniversary of Canada’s historic battle with a fine Silver coin that showcases one of our nation’s most poignant symbols of remembrance.

Coin Highlights:
  • Contains 1 oz of .9999 fine Silver.
  • Coin come packaged in a foldout display card that includes coin specifications and certificate of authenticity.
  • Obverse: Displays the likeness of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Reverse: Designed by Canadian artist Pandora Young, your coin transports you back to April 1917 to the countryside in northern France where Canada's soldiers launched their offensive on the heavily fortified escarpment known as Vimy Ridge. Using the battlefield as a backdrop, the design 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 stand-up 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 awarded to Allied soldiers in 1919.
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