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2015 Canada $20 WWI Battlefront - The Second Battle of Ypres (No Tax)

2015 Canada $20 WWI Battlefront - The Second Battle of Ypres (No Tax)

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2015 $20 First World War Battlefront - The Second Battle of Ypres Fine Silver Coin (TAX Exempt) 140830

On April 22, 1915, near the Belgian town of Ypres, the First Canadian Division would participate in its first major engagement of the First World War. But the day would mark another, more tragic first: it would be the scene of the first large-scale gas attack on the battlefield. Amidst the horrors of the chlorine gas attack on the Allies, Canada's reputation as a nation began to be forged on the battlefield through the dedication, courage and resilience of its soldiers. With this coin, the Royal Canadian Mint pays tribute to their sacrifice and bravery by commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Second Battle of Ypres.

Item Number: 140830
Composition: 99.99% pure silver with selective gold plating
Mintage: 10,000
Weight (g): 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Face Value: $20
Finish: Proof
Edge: Serrated

Special Features:
- The second in the Royal Canadian Mint's newest First World War-themed series entitled Battlefront, which depicts Canada's soldiers in action on the battlefields of Europe.
- A touching tribute to Canada's soldiers, who stood bravely in the face of unprecedented peril at the Second Battle of Ypres in April 1915. Their brave actions contributed to a significant chapter in Canada's history.
- Selective gold plating beautifully showcases the faithful recreation of the winged figure of Victory from the Victory Medal.
- Limited mintage of only 10,000 coins.
- A thoughtful addition to any military or history-themed collection.
- A meaningful gift for the loved ones and descendants of those who proudly served their country abroad.

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