1 oz. Pure Silver Selectively Gold-Plated Coin - First World War Battlefront: The Battle of Beaumont-Hamel - Mintage: 10,000 (2016)

1 oz. Pure Silver Selectively Gold-Plated Coin – First World War Battlefront: The Battle of Beaumont-Hamel – Mintage: 10,000 (2016)

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1 oz. Pure Silver Selectively Gold-Plated Coin – First World War Battlefront: The Battle of Beaumont-Hamel – Mintage: 10,000 (2016)

$109.95 CAD
Mintage: 10,000
Canada and US only

A tribute to Newfoundland's wartime contributions! Order today!

July 1 is a day of remembrance for the people of Newfoundland and Labrador. On that day 100 years ago, the 1st Newfoundland Regiment advanced on the German front lines near the French village of Beaumont-Hamel in the first ground attack of the Somme Offensive. This coin captures the intensity of that devastating battle with the poignant image of a soldier advancing under enemy fire near the Danger Tree: a lone, war-torn marker on the heavily defended terrain.

Third coin in the First World War Battlefront series! Order today!

Special features:
  • Subscription still available! Order today to ensure you receive all the coins in the series!
  • COMMEMORATES A KEY BATTLE OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR! The third coin in our First World War: Battlefront series, which commemorates the key battles of the First World War that helped shape and define Canada as we know it today.
  • EFFIGY OF KING GEORGE V: Your coin features the effigy of King George V by Sir E. B. MacKennal in selective gold plating.
  • 99.99% PURE SILVER WITH SELECTIVE GOLD PLATING! Your coin recreates the winged figure of "Victory" from the Victory Medal; patterned after a 19th century French medal, this bronze-lacquered copper medal was awarded in 1919 to all ranks of the Allied forces who served in the First World War.
  • HONOURS THE VALOUR AND COURAGE OF THE 1ST NEWFOUNDLAND REGIMENT! This regiment suffered a devastating number of casualties during the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel—the first of the British-led Somme Offensive that would characterize the war in 1916. Your coin is a poignant, heartfelt tribute to the wartime contributions and sacrifice made by the people of Newfoundland during the First World War.
  • Your coin is GST/HST exempt!

About the Design:

Designed by Canadian artist Silvia Pecota, your coin poignantly conveys the bravery and tragedy of the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel where on the morning of July 1, 1916, the soldiers of the 1st Newfoundland Regiment participated in the first ground attack of the Somme Offensive. In the foreground, a young soldier advances in formation across no man's land toward enemy lines. The battle-scarred terrain provides little protective cover for the soldiers, who are in full view of the enemy as they contend with the tangle of barbed wire defenses. The intensity of the artillery and machine gun fire that awaited the Newfoundlanders is evident throughout this intricately engraved scene, particularly in the foreground where the soldier assumes a slightly crouched stance while he courageously moves forward with his rifle and bayonet. In the background, the gnarled appearance of the "Danger Tree" is particularly symbolic as its remnants marked the spot where the Newfoundlanders would face the most intense fire, and where so many of them would fall. Selective gold plating showcases the winged figure of "Victory" as it appeared on the Victory Medal, which was awarded to the allied soldiers of the First World War.

Packaging:

Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a graphic beauty box.

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1 oz. Pure Silver Selectively Gold-Plated Coin – First World War Battlefront: The Battle of Beaumont-Hamel – Mintage: 10000 (2016)
 
4.3

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

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    (6)

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    (3)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Detailed (20)
  • Displays well (17)
  • Authentic (14)
  • Mint condition (12)
  • Rare (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Memorabilia (18)
  • Adults (13)
  • Hobby (13)
  • Lifetime (13)
  • Teenagers (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Collector (20), Grandparent (6), Education oriented (5), Parent of two or more children (4), Working parent (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (22), Yes (4)

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Does not reflect the Newfoundland Memorial at Beaumont-Hamel

By gunny

from Seabrook Island, SC

About Me Grandparent

Pros

    Cons

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      • Memorabilia

      Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Selectively Gold-Plated Coin – First World War Battlefront: The Battle of Beaumont-Hamel – Mintage: 10000 (2016):

      Disappointed in that the coin doesn't reflect the Newfoundland Memorial
      at Beaumont- Hamel
      the proud caribou mounted on the granite facing west, toward Newfoundland, very powerful, both visually and mentally.
      So disappointed this moment not captured in your coin.

      So, what to expect next year with this Vimy Ridge issue? Based on what you presented with the Beaumont-Hamel coin, I certainly do bot expect to see the twin obelisks! Please tell me I'll not be disappointed.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      great tribute

      By murph

      from Mount Pearl, NL

      About Me Collector

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Authentic
      • Detailed
      • Displays Well

      Cons

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        • Adults
        • Lifetime
        • Memorabilia

        Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Selectively Gold-Plated Coin – First World War Battlefront: The Battle of Beaumont-Hamel – Mintage: 10000 (2016):

        from good series also...

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        To the point, you know what you are purchasing.

        By Duck

        from Mount Pearl, NL,Canada

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Authentic
        • Detailed
        • Displays Well
        • Mint Condition

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Memorabilia

          Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Selectively Gold-Plated Coin – First World War Battlefront: The Battle of Beaumont-Hamel – Mintage: 10000 (2016):

          Bought in Remembrance of July 1

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          I love it ! bought it for a gift for my Dad .

          By Ann

          from Bonavista, Newfoundland ÇA

          About Me Daughter, Loved One

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Authentic
          • Detailed
          • Displays Well
          • Mint Condition

          Cons

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            • Adults
            • Hobby
            • Lifetime
            • Memorabilia

            Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Selectively Gold-Plated Coin – First World War Battlefront: The Battle of Beaumont-Hamel – Mintage: 10000 (2016):

            My dads gonna love this . We are from Newfoundland and it's a great way to honor our heritage and pass .

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Beautiful coin

            By Cb

            from Toronto

            About Me Working Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Authentic
            • Detailed

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              Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Selectively Gold-Plated Coin – First World War Battlefront: The Battle of Beaumont-Hamel – Mintage: 10000 (2016):

              The events depicted by the coin have family significance.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Beautiful Tribute

              By Armybulldog

              from Ontario

              About Me Collector

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              • Authentic
              • Detailed
              • Displays Well

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                • Memorabilia

                Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Selectively Gold-Plated Coin – First World War Battlefront: The Battle of Beaumont-Hamel – Mintage: 10000 (2016):

                Beautiful coin and a very nice tribute to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and the Blue Puttees.

                My only complaint about this coin is that it should have had selective colouring. The Blue Puttees should be coloured blue on this coin.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Another too add to me collection!

                By Brenda

                from Saskatchewan

                About Me Collector

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Authentic
                • Detailed
                • Displays Well
                • Mint Condition

                Cons

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                  • Adults
                  • Hobby

                  Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Selectively Gold-Plated Coin – First World War Battlefront: The Battle of Beaumont-Hamel – Mintage: 10000 (2016):

                  It will make a nice collector item and join my many others

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Nice Tribute

                  By Armybulldog

                  from Ontario

                  About Me Collector

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Authentic
                  • Detailed

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Memorabilia

                    Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Selectively Gold-Plated Coin – First World War Battlefront: The Battle of Beaumont-Hamel – Mintage: 10000 (2016):

                    Beautiful coin and a very nice tribute to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and the Blue Puttees.

                    My only complaint about this coin is that it should have had selective colouring. The Blue Puttees should be coloured blue on this coin.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    loved it!

                    By birthday boy's parents

                    from Newfoundland, canada

                    About Me Education Oriented, Parent of Two or More Children, Working Parent

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Detailed

                    Cons

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                      • Hobby
                      • Memorabilia

                      Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Selectively Gold-Plated Coin – First World War Battlefront: The Battle of Beaumont-Hamel – Mintage: 10000 (2016):

                      Great gift for our son - War historian and war memorabilia collector.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                       
                      5.0

                      Great purchase.

                      By Jack

                      from st. John's, NL

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Detailed

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                        Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Selectively Gold-Plated Coin – First World War Battlefront: The Battle of Beaumont-Hamel – Mintage: 10000 (2016):

                        I purchased 2 coins. 1 for my mother and 1 for myself. My grandfather fought a Beaumont Hamel and was one of the wounded when they went over the hill. My very active 89 year old mother loved it.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        Specifications

                        • No.147827
                        • Mintage10,000
                        • Composition99.99% pure silver
                        • Finishproof with selective gold plating
                        • Weight (g) 31.39
                        • Diameter (mm) 38
                        • Edgeserrated
                        • Certificateserialized
                        • Face value20 dollars
                        • ArtistSilvia Pecota (reverse), Sir E.B. MacKennal (obverse)