The 2017 $20 Fine Silver Coin – Second World War Battlefront Series: The Battle of Dieppe has a limited mintage of 7,500 and retails for $92.95. It has been available for purchase since March 7, 2017. Canadian artist Alan Daniel created a dramatic first-person perspective of the turmoil and danger through which our troops pressed on during the ill-fated amphibian raid on the enemy-occupied port of Dieppe, France on the fateful morning of August 19, 1942. The obverse features the effigy of King George VI by T. H. Paget. The coin features a first-person perspective of the landing at White Beach, which is engraved in outstanding detail and with great care to ensure a high degree of historical accuracy. The image of a Canadian soldier clutching his Lee Enfield rifle in one hand and urging his comrades to advance into action. This coin is an outstanding addition to any military or history-themed collection and a thoughtful gift for military enthusiasts.
This is the third coin in the Second World War Battlefront Series, which honours Canada’s participation in key battles of the Second World War. The coin struck with a proof finish in 99.99% pure silver, the coin features finely engraved details that showcase the Royal Canadian Mint’s world-class artistry and craftsmanship. Mintage limited to 7,500 coins worldwide.