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2016 $20 Canadian Home Front - Patrol Against U-Boats (TAX Exempt)

2016 $20 Canadian Home Front - Patrol Against U-Boats (TAX Exempt)

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2016 $20 Canadian Home Front - Patrol Against U-Boats (TAX Exempt)

During the Second World War, Canada played an important role in protecting convoys from the U-boat threat that lurked in the Atlantic; but in 1942, the U-boat intrusion into Canadian waters suddenly transformed them into an additional theatre of war. This fine silver coin commemorates Canada's coastal and convoy defences during the Battle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, which brought the war to the home front and within sight of our shores.

Item Number: 45882
Mintage: 7500
Composition: 99.99% pure Silver
Finish: Proof
Weight (g) 31.39
Diameter (mm) 38
Edge: Serrated
Certificate: Serialized
Face value: 20 dollars

Special Features:
- Fourth and final coin in the Canadian Home Front series, which reflects on the war's profound impact in Canada.
- This 99.99% pure silver coin pays tribute to the Canadian patrols that were assigned to counter the U-boat threat in - Canadian waters during the Battle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence (1942-1944).
- Each coin in the series features an engraved map element to provide geographical context to the theme; the coin's reverse design brings the focus to Eastern Canada, specifically the Gulf of St. Lawrence and its river, where U-boats mounted an assault on shipping traffic.
- Exceptionally detailed engraving and beautiful finishes come together in this highly-detailed design.
- FEATURES THE EFFIGY OF KING GEORGE VI: The obverse features the effigy of King George VI, who was the reigning monarch during the Second World War.
- Your coin is GST/HST exempt with a limited mintage worldwide.

Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a graphic beauty box.

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