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NEW COIN: Remembrance Day 2017

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Canada is celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

From April 9th to 12th, 1917, the four divisions of the Canadian Corps fought side-by-side for the first time, securing a great victory. The ingenuity and fighting skills demonstrated at Vimy marked the coming of age of the Canadian military.

Vimy became a symbol for the sacrifice of the young Dominion. In 1922, the French government ceded to Canada in perpetuity Vimy Ridge, and the land surrounding it. The gleaming white marble and haunting sculptures of the Vimy Memorial, unveiled in 1936, stand as a terrible and poignant reminder of the 11,285 Canadian soldiers killed in France who have no known graves.

This year's coins commemorate the achievements of Canada's military at Vimy and the memorial that now stands there.  The colours on the back of the four RE coins represent the colour patches worn by members of each of the four divisions of the Canadian Corps.

 

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Size: 45mm x 3mm thick

Features: Edge engraving, 3d artwork, transparent enamel, unique icon 

RE Finish: Antique Bronze, Antique Silver, Antique Copper, Satin Gold

LE Finish: Satin Silver

 

Available now at http://phdcoins.ca

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