2018 Canada $20 WWII Battlefront Series – Invasion of Sicily Fine Silver


2018 Canada $20 WWII Battlefront Series – Invasion of Sicily Fine Silver

Catalog #: RCM2016-20BBH-1


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2018 Canada $20 Second World War Battlefront Series – The Invasion of Sicily Fine Silver (No Tax)

On the morning of July 10, 1943, Canada came ashore near the Sicilian town of Pachino. Code-named “Operation Husky,” the Invasion of Sicily was the Canadian Army’s first large-scale campaign of the Second World War; this sixth coin in our Battlefront Series honours the contributions of the 25,000-strong Canadian contingent at Sicily, including the dispatch riders who risked it all to deliver vital information.

Item Number: 147822
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Mintage: 7,500
Weight*: 31.39 g
Diameter: 38 mm
Face Value: $20
Finish: Proof
Edge: Serrated
Artist: Valentine De Landro (reverse), T. H. Paget (obverse)

Special Features:
• It began in Sicily… On the 75th anniversary of the Invasion of Sicily (July 10 – August 17, 1943), this pure silver coin travels back to the start of the Italian Campaign to honour the contributions of Canadians who, in spite of great personal risk, helped bring a strategic Allied victory in the Mediterranean Theatre.
• Canada’s place in history. This is the SIXTH coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s multi-year Second World War: Battlefront Series, which explores Canada’s involvement in key battles of the Second World War.
• A different perspective. While a street-level perspective adds a sense of tension and motion to the design, the finely detailed depiction of a motorcycle draws attention to the often-overlooked legacy of these wartime vehicles and their riders.
• Each coin is packaged in a custom graphic beauty box that is unique to the series: collect each coin and place the boxes spine to spine to see a timeline of Canada in combat during the Second World War.
• History on the obverse too. Like all Canadian coinage issued in 1943, this coin features the effigy of King George VI by T. H. Paget.