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THE BATTLE OF DIEPPE $20 1 oz Fine Silver Coin from The Royal Canadian Mint



THE BATTLE OF DIEPPE $20 1 oz Fine Silver Coin from The Royal Canadian Mint THE BATTLE OF DIEPPE Silver Coin

Royal Canadian Mint launched THE BATTLE OF DIEPPE $20 1 oz Fine Silver Coin on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid, and a tribute to the nearly 5,000 Canadians who played a major role in trying to seize the occupied French town Dieppe. On August 19, 1942 the Canadian troops suffered heavy losses in this Canada’s first army combat mission of the Second World War. It was to be Canada’s first army offensive of the European campaign, but against a well-fortified enemy. This fine silver coin honors the valorous spirit of the Canadians who fought at Dieppe, and their selfless acts of heroism against all odds.

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.

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