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2022 Canada $20 Remembrance Day Fine Silver (No Tax)

2022 Canada $20 Remembrance Day Fine Silver (No Tax)

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2022 Canada $20 Remembrance Day Fine Silver (No Tax)

From the great victories and tragic losses of the First World War came our most enduring symbol of service and sacrifice: the red poppy, which is colourfully highlighted on this Remembrance Day coin. Blooming in the foreground and in the fields of the fallen behind the weary officer, the poppy imbues this mournful scene with hope. It is a lasting reminder of those who fought and sacrificed everything; of the courage of those who serve; of the consequences of war, and a commitment to peace—lest we forget.

The first ceremony honouring Canada's fallen soldiers was held in 1919, on the anniversary of the Armistice that ended the First World War. From 1921 to 1930, Armistice Day was observed annually on the Monday in the week of November 11, which coincided with Thanksgiving Day. In 1931, the federal government separated the two holidays by moving Thanksgiving to a different date and fixing November 11 as Armistice Day, which was re-named Remembrance Day to keep the focus on the combatants.

Designed by artist Miko Maciaszek, your coin’s reverse features a poignant depiction of a weary Captain of the Canadian Army Medical Corps sitting against a tree and taking a moment to reflect after the Second Battle of Ypres, during the First World War. Selective colour highlights the blooming poppies in the foreground, while in the background; more poppies appear between the crosses that mark the graves of the fallen. These poppies represent hope and eternal life through Remembrance, and serve as a reminder that a soldier’s sacrifice should never be forgotten. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Item Number: 205083
Mintage: 8,500
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight*: 31.39 g
Diameter: 38 mm
Face Value: $20
Finish: Proof
Edge: Serrated
Artist: Miko Maciaszek (reverse), Susannah Blunt (obverse)

Special Features:
• We remember and honour them. The red poppy: A symbol of sacrifice and a call to Remembrance. This year’s (2022) Remembrance Day coin reflects on the legacy of Remembrance in Canada, represented by a symbol of sacrifice that dates back to the First World War and endures today.
• Selective colour: While a combination of frostings adds outstanding depth to this design, the eye is naturally drawn to the vibrant coloured poppies that represent hope and eternal life through Remembrance.
• A deeply moving scene! In addition to the red poppies, the intricately engraved scene shows the emotional impact of war, represented by the weary officer and the crosses that serve as a reminder that a soldier’s sacrifice should never be forgotten.
• A thoughful addition! Ideally priced and meticulously crafted in 1 oz. of 99.99% pure silver, this heartfelt expression of Remembrance is the perfect addition to any collection, where it will continue to inspire reflection for years to come.

The coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded clamshell with a black beauty box.

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