2017 Canada $20 WWI Battlefront – The Battle of Vimy Ridge


2017 Canada $20 WWI Battlefront – The Battle of Vimy Ridge

Catalog #: RCM2017-20BMV


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2017 Canada $20 WWI Battlefront – The Battle of Vimy Ridge (NO tax)

In the spring of 1917, the Allies launched a new offensive on the Western Front, where all four divisions of the Canadian Corps were ordered to capture the heavily fortified Vimy Ridge. For the first time ever, regiments from all across Canada fought side-by-side to secure victory using an innovative tactic known as a creeping barrage. This fine silver coin honours the Canadians at Vimy, where their valour and sacrifice contributed to a defining moment for our young nation and its military.

Item Number: 147829
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:
– FIFTH in the Royal Canadian Mint’s continuing First World War: Battlefront series, which depicts Canada’s soldiers in action on the battlefields of Europe.
– Deftly combines highly detailed engraving with a multitude of finishes, to allow even the smallest details to shine
– Outstanding attention to historical accuracy: In keeping with this retrospective look at a key time in Canadian history, your coin’s obverse features the effigy of King George V by Sir E. B. MacKennal.
– 99.99% pure silver with selective gold plating that recreates the winged figure of “Victory” from the Victory Medal, which was awarded to members of the Allied forces after the First World War.
– An exception within the series, selective gold plating also highlights the soldier to place added emphasis on the legacy of this battle in Canadian history.
– The entire reverse is a heartfelt ode to Canada’s combatants, whose valour and sacrifice at Vimy Ridge contributed to a pivotal moment in our nation’s history.