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2006 Canada $1 150th Ann. Of the Victoria Cross Proof Silver (No Tax)

2006 Canada $1 150th Ann. Of the Victoria Cross Proof Silver (No Tax)

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From the cascabels of Russian cannon that were captures during the Crimean War (1854-1855), a great military honor is forged. It is the Victoria Cross, the highest Military decoration that is awarded for most conscious bravery or some daring or pre-eminent act of valour or self-sacrifice, or extreme devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy.

Instituted by Queen Victoria in 1856, a total 1,351 Victoria Crosses have been awarded to British and commonwealth Military forces. Ninety four of them have been awarded to Canadian ----8 For acts of bravery carried out prior to and during the South African war (1899-1902); during the First World War (1914-1918): and 16 during the second World war (1939-1945).

The Victoria Cross is one of the most recognized military medals in the world. It featured a cross pattee with the royal crown surrounded by a lion guardant and a scroll inscribed with for valour. The date of the act is engraved within a raised Circle on the reverse. The cross is suspended from a straight bar which has the rank, Unit and name of the recipient engraved on the back. In 1993, a special Canadian version was instituted. It is identical to the original with the exception that the inscription on the scroll is in Latin (pro valoure).

Face Value: 1 dollar
Mintage: produce to demand
Composition: 99.99% Silver
Weight (g): 25.175
Diameter (mm): 36.07
Edge: Reeded
Finish: Proof

Maroon display case with an insert which houses the coin. Protected by a black beauty box.

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