2014 Canada Proof Silver Dollar – 100th Anniversary of the Declaration of the First World War (TAX Exempt) – 128296
“We stand shoulder to shoulder with Britain…” – Prime Minister Robert Borden, August 19, 1914
The reverse image by Canadian artist Bonnie Ross depicts a couple’s emotional farewell at a train station, where the first wave of volunteers is boarding a train bound for the Valcartier camp. Time stands still for this couple as they savour one last embrace before his departure, both of them uncertain of the future that lies ahead. It is a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by those who answered the call of duty, and their loved ones who remained on the home front.
Item Number: 128296
Face Value: $1
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g): 23.17
Diameter (mm): 36.07
– This beautifully detailed coin commemorates the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.
– Crafted in 99.99% pure silver, this coin is the 55th issue of the Royal Canadian Mint’s popular Silver Dollar coin.
– Five different finishes and world-class engraving bring added dimension to this image of a couple’s last embrace before his departure – a reminder of the sacrifices made 100 years ago.
– The design is a tribute to those who helped Canada rise to nationhood through their bravery and resolve.