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2014 Canada $10 "Wait for Me, Daddy" Fine Silver Coloured (No Tax)

2014 Canada $10 "Wait for Me, Daddy" Fine Silver Coloured (No Tax)

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2014 Canada $10 "Wait for Me, Daddy" Fine Silver Coloured (No Tax)

No other photograph in Canadian history was as widely known as "Wait for Me, Daddy", nor did any other capture so poignantly the impact of the war effort on the lives of Canadians. In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the declaration of the Second World War, this coin pays tribute to the personal sacrifices made by Canadians at home and abroad.

The reverse image is inspired by the iconic photograph known as "Wait for Me, Daddy," which was taken on October 1, 1940, in New Westminster, B.C. by photographer Claude Dettloff. The men of the B.C. Regiment, the Duke of Connaught's Own Rifles, form an impressive line as they march down the street. But the focus of the image is on the real and touching scene of one family that is saying goodbye. In the centre of the image field, a pale-haired young boy has broken free of his mother's grasp (at left) to reach out to his uniformed father (at right), who is marching off to war. The father has turned to smile at his son; shifting his rifle to the other hand, he reaches out to his son one last time before they are to be separated by war.

Item Number: 132620
Composition: 99.99% fine silver with selective colour application
Mintage: 10,000
Weight (g): 15.87
Diameter (mm): 34
Face Value: $10
Finish Proof
Edge: Serrated

Special Features:
- This striking coin commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Second World War, a conflict that had an immediate and long-lasting impact on Canadians.
- The coin design inspired by the famous "Wait for Me, Daddy" photograph is a touching tribute to the individual contributions Canadians made to support the war effort at home and abroad.
- Coin is 99.99% fine silver struck on proof finish with selective colour application.
- Limited mintage of 10,000 coins worldwide.
- A thoughtful gift and a remarkable addition to any military or history-themed collection.
- Coin available for sale in Canada only.

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