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2020 Classic Canadian Coin and Medallion Fine Silver Set (No Tax)

2020 Pure Silver Coloured 6-Coin Set with Medallion
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2020 Classic Canadian Coin and Medallion Fine Silver Set (No Tax)

Now in its third year, the Royal Canadian Mint's coin and medallion set is the only annual set to feature Canada's circulation coin designs in colour and in 99.99% pure silver. You'll find those classic designs in the 2020 edition but the 5-cent coin is an exclusive colourized tribute to Thomas Shingles' Victory nickel. Shingles originally engraved the design on the medallion too: it's a faithful reproduction of the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, which was awarded to more than 650,000 Canadians in recognition of their voluntary service in the Second World War. This set perfectly embodies the nation's spirit in 1945 and in 2020, as we honour those who contributed to the Allied victory 75 years ago.

This medallion is a faithful reproduction of the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal (1939-1947) and features the obverse design by Charles Comfort. The seven marching figures represent the Royal Canadian Navy, Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service, 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, Canadian Women's Army Corps, Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), RCAF Women's Division, and Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. Around the rim is the inscription "1939 CANADA 1945 VOLUNTARY SERVICE VOLONTAIRE". The reverse features the Arms of Canada, as seen on the original medal.

Item Number: 177255
Mintage: 7,000
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Artist: Cathy Bursey-Sabourin (reverse), Charles Frasier Comfort (obverse)

Reverse: As Canadian Volunteer Service Medal
Weight: 23.17 g
Diameter: 36 mm
Edge: Plain
Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated

Reverse: Polar Bear
Composition: 99.99% pure silver with gold-plated inner core
Weight: 9 g
Diameter: 28 mm
Edge: Interrupted serrations
Finish: Proof
Artist: Brent Townsend (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

Reverse: Common Loon
Composition: 99.99% pure silver, gold plated
Weight: 7.89 g
Diameter: 26.50 mm 11-sided
Edge: Plain
Finish: Proof
Artist: Robert-Ralph Carmichael (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

Reverse: Coat of Arms of Canada
Weight: 9.25 g
Diameter: 27.13 mm
Edge: Serrated
Finish: Proof
Artist: Cathy Bursey-Sabourin (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

Reverse: Caribou
Weight: 6 g
Diameter: 23.88 mm
Edge: Serrated
Finish: Proof
Artist: Emanuel Hahn (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

Reverse: Bluenose
Weight: 2.45 g
Diameter: 18.05 mm
Edge: Serrated
Finish: Proof
Artist: Emanuel Hahn (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

Reverse: Victory
Weight: 5.4 g
Diameter: 21.2 mm
Edge: Plain
Finish: Proof
Artist: Thomas Shingles (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

Special Features:
• A "V" for "Victory" takes the place of G E Kruger Gray's classic beaver design on the 5 cent coin. This is the only set in 2020 that includes a colour version of the Victory nickel issued to commemorate the 75 th anniversary of V-E Day.
• Both the Victory nickel and the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal were engraved by Thomas Shingles, former Master Engraver at the Royal Canadian Mint.
• The medallion in this set features a brilliant uncirculated finish that is true to the actual medal.
• All six denominations come in their standard size. These coins have been struck at a lower speed than your typical circulation coins the result is a stunning, mirror like proof finish that plays up the colour.

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