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2016 Canada $20 WWI Battlefront - Battle of Beaumont-Hamel (No Tax)

2016 Canada $20 WWI Battlefront - Battle of Beaumont-Hamel (No Tax)

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2016 Canada $20 The Battle of Beaumont-Hamel - First World War Battlefront Series Fine Silver Coin (TAX Exempt) 147827
On the morning of July 1, 1916, the 1st Newfoundland Regiment advanced upon enemy lines near the French village of Beaumont-Hamel; within a half-hour, all but 68 of the 801-man regiment were cut down by enemy fire during one of the costliest days of the First World War. This fine silver coin pays tribute to the brave soldiers who fought at the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel and honours the wartime contributions made by Newfoundland, which was then a Dominion of the British Empire.
Item Number: 147827
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
Special Features:
- The third coin in the Royal Canadian Mint's First World War: Battlefront series, which commemorates the key battles of the First World War that helped shape and define Canada as we know it today.
- 99.99% fine silver with selective gold plating that recreates the winged figure of "Victory" from the Victory Medal; patterned after a 19th century French medal, this bronze-lacquered copper medal was awarded in 1919 to all ranks of the Allied forces who served in the First World War.
- Honours the valour and courage of the 1st Newfoundland Regiment, which suffered a devastating number of casualties during the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel - the first of the British-led Somme Offensive that would characterize the war in 1916.
- A poignant, heartfelt tribute to the wartime contributions and sacrifice made by the people of Newfoundland during the First World War.
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