2020 Canada $20 Second World War: Battlefront Series - Victory in Europe Fine Silver (No Tax)
The Royal Canadian Mint's Second World War: Battlefront seriesends with a special tribute to all the Canadians and Newfoundlanders who fought on the battlefronts of the world, and to those who supported their efforts from the homefront. Victory requires sacrifices of many kinds, and that's what this intricately engraved design represents. The bold "V" and the flaming torch from the 1943-45 Victory Nickel are echoes of our past and express a desire to never forget. Completing the maple leaf-shaped arrangement are the geometric forms that represent the different backgrounds (cultural, ethnic, linguistic) of the men and women who served, as well as their contributions to victory 75 years ago.
Item Number: 147826
Composition: 99.99% fine silver
Weight: 31.39 g
Diameter: 38 mm
Face Value: $20
Artist: Jamie Desrochers (reverse), T. H. Paget (obverse)
Complete the series: The Royal Canadian Mint's multi-year Battlefront: Second World War series ends with this tenth coin, which commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Allied victory in Europe (1945). Find the rest of the series:
Coin #1: The Battle of Britain
Coin #2: The Battle of Hong Kong
Coin #3: The Battle of Dieppe
Coin #4: The Bombing War
Coin #5: The Battle of the Atlantic
Coin #6: The Invasion of Sicily
Coin #7: The Normandy Campaign
Coin #8: The Battle of the Scheldt
Coin #9: The Liberation of the Netherlands
Coin #10: Victory in Europe
• Cutting-edge engraving: From bold lines to low relief, we combined cutting-edge engraving techniques to create a luminous design that is deeply meaningful. Take the coin and tilt it in your hand to see how the engraving plays with light – the effect is striking!
• All Second World War: Battlefront coins feature the effigy of King George VI by T.H. Paget.
• The Royal Canadian Mint put a new spin on a classic coin from that era: the 1943-45 Victory nickel designed by Thomas Shingles. Modern elements reflect our current view of the war, with various shapes that represent different people and perspectives. And it all comes together to form the shape of a maple leaf.
Burgundy clamshell with graphic beauty box.