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2013 Canada $1 Korean Armistice Anniversary Special Edition (NO Tax)

2013 Canada $1 Korean Armistice Anniversary Special Edition (NO Tax)

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2013 Canada The 60th Anniversary of the Korean Armistice Agreement Special Edition Proof Silver Dollar (TAX Exempt)

As is typical, the outer cardboard sleeve may be lightly scuffed.

This 1-dollar coin is a near exact reproduction of the original Korea Medal that was awarded to all Commonwealth forces at the end of the war. The word 'CANADA' was engraved on the medal's obverse in order to distinguish it from those medals awarded to Canadian military personnel. The 2013 issue date and a one dollar denomination have been added to transform the design from medal into a coin.

In adapting the Korea Medal for this coin, Royal Canadian Mint engravers faithfully preserved Edward Carter Preston's original design of Hercules, the idealized warrior from Roman mythology, slaying the indomitable hydra-headed monster as an allegory for the perilous struggles of war, and a tribute to those who freely go to battle.

In addition, the original engraving of 'KOREA' has been expanded to include 'COREE' in order to reflect Canada's official status as a bilingual nation. The obverse also features the same effigy that appeared on the original medal; the 1953 portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Mary Gillick, which was also in use on Canadian coins in this time period.

Item Number: 124118
Face Value: 1 dollar
Mintage: 10,000
Composition: 99.99% fine Silver
Weight (g): 23.17
Diameter (mm): 36.07
Edge: Serrated
Finish: Proof
Certificate: Serialized

Special Features:
- 1 of only 3 proof Silver Dollar coins in the Royal Canadian Mint's product offering for 2013, struck in 99.99% Fine Silver - GST/HST exempt!
- Faithful reproduction of the Canadian version of the Korea Medal, using five modern finishing techniques, giving this well-known medal new luster and definition.
- Custom graphic beauty box displaying the Korea Medal featuring medal ribbon textures and graphical homage to those who fought in the Korean War.
- A momentous tribute to Canada's veterans who contributed to a significant chapter in their nation's history.
- Features Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's 1953 effigy as it appeared on the original Korea Medal.
- The Royal Canadian Mint will make a donation from the sale of each coin to Canadian Korean War Veteran organizations.

Coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell case lined with black flock and protected by a customized beauty box.
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