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When the war broke out in Korea in 1950, most nations were still struggling to recover from the end of the Second World War. However, Canada was able to mobilize almost 30,000 land, sea and air forces to defend sovereignty of the Republic of Korea. Although Canada represented a small portion of the total international force, its contribution was a larger proportion of its population than that of most other nations. On July 27, 1953, as a result of the allies' involvement in the war, officials signed an armistice agreement that brought the three-year combat in Korea to an end.
This one-dollar silver coin is a near exact reproduction of the original Korea Medal that was awarded to all Commonwealth forces at the end of the war. An ideal tribute to the efforts of Canadian veterans, this coin is sure to be popular: so order yours today!
• The obverse also features the same effigy that appeared on the original medal; the 1953 portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Mary Gillick, which was also in use on Canadian coins in this time period.
• A near-exact reproduction of the Canadian Korea Medal, beautifully crafted in 99.99% fine silver.
• Coin features five modern finishing techniques, giving this well-known medal new lustre and definition.
• The Royal Canadian Mint will make a $10 donation from the sale of each coin to Korean Veteran causes!
• No taxes: GST and HST exempt.
• Limited mintage of 10,000 coins worldwide.
Your coin features Edward Carter Preston's original design of Hercules, feted warrior of Roman mythology, slaying the indomitable hydra-headed monster. This picture is an allegory for the perilous struggles of war, and a tribute to those who freely go to battle. The original engraving of "KOREA" on the medal has been expanded to include "CORÉE," reflecting Canada's official status as a bilingual nation.
The obverse features the same effigy that appeared on the original medal: Mary Gillick's 1953 portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, which was in use on Canadian coins in this time period.
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell case lined with black flock and protected by a customized beauty box.
To celebrate the Canadians who contributed to this significant chapter of Korean history, the Royal Canadian Mint will make a $10 donation from the sale of each coin to Korean Veteran causes. A thoughtful gift for history and military collectors, it is also a fine addition to any silver dollar collection. Order your coin now!