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2006 Canada Proof Double Dollar Set with Gold Plated Silver Dollar

2006 Canada Proof Double Dollar Set with Gold Plated Silver Dollar


 
As is typical, this set may have light toning, and/or the outer cardboard sleeve may have some minor wear.
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**Please note that the Silver Dollar may be lightly toned, or the outer cardboard sleeve may have some wear, which is typical for this type of set**

2006 Canada Proof Double Dollar Set with Gold Plated Silver Dollar

From the cascabels of Russian cannons that were captured during the Crimean war (1854-1855), a great military honor is forged. It is the Victoria Cross the highest military decoration that is the awarded. For most conspicuous 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 of 1,351 Victoria Crosses have been awarded to the British and commonwealth military forces. Ninety-four of them have been awarded to Canadians for acts of bravery carried out prior to and during the South African war (1899-1902); 70 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 features 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 n the reverse. The cross is suspended from a straight bar which have 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 valour).

Specifications:
Mintage: Produced to Demand
Finish: Proof

Packaging:
CD Lens concept with maroon outer cover and black set-up box.

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