2016 Canada $20 WWI Battlefront – Somme Offensive Fine Silver

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2016 Canada $20 WWI Battlefront – Somme Offensive Fine Silver

Catalog #: RCM2015-20BSO

$75.00

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2016 Canada $20 The Somme Offensive First World War Battle Front Series Fine Silver Coin (TAX Exempt) 147828

From July 1 to November 18, 1916, the Somme river valley in Northern France became the site of one of history’s costliest battles. Amid the fierce trench warfare that amounted to staggering casualties, the soldiers of the Canadian Corps distinguished themselves with unforgettable valour, tenacity and tremendous sacrifice during the Somme Offensive, as poignantly commemorated on this fine silver coin.

Specifications:
Item Number: 147828
Composition: 99.99% pure Silver
Mintage: 10,000
Weight (g): 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Face Value: $20
Finish: Proof with selective gold plating
Edge: Serrated

Special Features:
– The third coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s First World War: Battlefront series, which commemorates Canada’s role in key battles of the First World War and depicts its soldiers in action on the battlefields of Europe.
– A fine silver with selective gold plating that recreates the winged figure of “Victory” from the Victory Medal, which was awarded in 1919 to all ranks of the Allied forces who served in the First World War.
– A poignant and heartfelt tribute to the soldiers of the Canadian Corps for their bravery and sacrifice during this important battle of the First World War.
– Attention to historical accuracy, detailed engraving and beautiful finishing techniques combine to create a stunning coin that showcases the renowned artistry and skilful craftsmanship of the Royal Canadian Mint.
– A uniquely artistic design pulls the viewer into the scene to recreate a first-person perspective as the soldiers push forward toward enemy lines.