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1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - 70th Anniversary of D-Day - Mintage: 8000 (2014)

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1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - 70th Anniversary of D-Day - Mintage: 8000 (2014)

 
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$49.95 CAD
8000
Canada and US only
3 per household

RARE: Features the effigy of King George VI

In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, this finely detailed coin offers a unique first-person perspective of the peril faced by Canadian soldiers during their landing at Juno Beach. The detailed design serves as a heartfelt tribute to the Canadian veterans of the Second World War, and their enduring legacy of service and sacrifice in Normandy and beyond.

Your coin is a heartfelt tribute to Canadian veterans of the Second World War and their bravery in the face of peril. Their contributions helped change the course of history. Order yours today!

Special features:

•   RARE: Typically the obverse of your coin features the reigning monarch, this coin features a rare effigy of the reigning monarch during the Second World War, King George VI.
•   A great gift for the military historian in your life
•   Crafted from 99.99% pure silver, this coin commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy – an important offensive that allowed Allied forces to establish a foothold in Western Europe and open up another battlefront, thus paving the way to Allied victory.
•   Detailed artistry and dimensional engraving create a unique first-person perspective that immerses you in the events of June 6, 1944.
•   You pay no GST/HST exempt
•   This coin has a limited worldwide mintage.

Design:
June 6, 1944 – forever known as D-Day – your coin transports you back in time with a unique first-person perspective that immerses you in the midst of the action. Canadian infantry soldiers are seen in full battle gear as they disembark from a Landing Craft Assault (LCA) vehicle and make their way to what’s become known as Juno Beach. In the foreground, one soldier looks on while another at left looks back at the viewer, who is about to follow the others into the low Atlantic tide. The precariously angled horizon in the background recreates the rough sea conditions, as the transport vehicle and its occupants are tossed about by tall waves just off the shores of Normandy.

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

Order your coin today!

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Royal Canadian Mint1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - 70th Anniversary of D-Day - Mintage: 8000 (2014)
 
4.4

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • One of A kind (12)
  • Attractive (11)
  • Unique (11)
  • Good value (8)
  • Great quality (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gift (5)
  • Special occasion (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (14), Budget shopper (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14), Yes (4)

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5.0

A Beautiful Coin

By El Gitano

from Vittoria Ontario

About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Great Quality
  • One Of A Kind
  • Unique

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

    Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - 70th Anniversary of D-Day - Mintage: 8000 (2014):

    The remarkable detail was the reason I bought the coin for my own personal collection. I was also attached to the royal being King George the VI. Quite unusual since Queen Elizabeth is on all of our coins. The coin also commemorates D Day and honours those who died. I lost an uncle in the push into Germany.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Beautiful coin showing DDay

    By Pope1970

    from Nova Scotia

    About Me Quality Driven

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Great Quality
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift For Adult
      • Holiday Gift

      Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - 70th Anniversary of D-Day - Mintage: 8000 (2014):

      The coin is a wonderful portrait showing what Canadian soldiers went through on DDay back on June 6, 1944 and has everything a collector is looking for.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Exceptionally well-done "reproduction":

      By The Man

      from Toronto, Ontario

      About Me Highly Selective, Quality Driven

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • One Of A Kind
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Too Small

      Best Uses

        Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - 70th Anniversary of D-Day - Mintage: 8000 (2014):

        Great reproduction of that very famous photo of the Landing showing the few remaining structures on the beach; the attempt by the Nazis to block the on-shore progress by the Allies, using various barriers,and the landing craft(s)themselves. One will remember that famous photo, taken at Omaha Beach, by the U.S. A.C.E. showing the disembarking of U.S. troops, while being slaughtered by the machine-gun nests of the Nazis who were safely perched high above the cliffs waiting for the U.S. troops to climb up and attempt to overrun the forces of the Third Reich. That scene, taken closer to the shoreline, looking "back" at the disembarkment, was used in many war-time movies including Saving Private Ryan, I believe. This coin's depiction of the landing at Juno Beach, is incredibly reminiscent of that famous photo taken at Omaha Beach. It has become the single most iconic photo of the greatest invasion ever staged (by Allied Forces from dozens of countries) using every means possible to cross the English Channel. This is a "must-have" piece because "D-Day" led to the ultimate defeat of the horrors of the Hitler Regime. I would have liked to have seen a weightier piece i.e 1 oz. and more use of the horizon above the cliffs, perhaps showing explosions as Allied bombers attempted to "soften-up" those perches for the approaching Allied soldiers who survived the initial onslaught, on the beaches.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Poignant.

        By circa24

        from Illinois

        About Me Art lover, Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Captures Emotions
        • Good Value
        • Great Engraving
        • Great Quality
        • One Of A Kind
        • Phenomenal Detail
        • Poignant Theme
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift For Adult
          • Gift For Vetran
          • Holiday Gift
          • Special Occasion

          Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - 70th Anniversary of D-Day - Mintage: 8000 (2014):

          The detail on this coin is phenomenal! The engraving is so good, you can even read the patch on the soldier's sleeve. The expression on the face of the solder to the left took my breath away. As I held this coin in my hand and as I remembered the story of D-Day, I actually cried. It was the face of someone who knew he was about to die. I purchased this coin as a gift for a World War II vetran.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Unique WW2 Commemorative Coin

          By bob

          from Calgary, AB

          About Me Quality Driven

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Good Value
          • Great Quality
          • One Of A Kind
          • Unique

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

            Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - 70th Anniversary of D-Day - Mintage: 8000 (2014):

            This coin is a unique commemorative of the D-Day landings and illustrate Canadian troops disembarking at the beach head. The image of King George VI on the obverse enhanced the unique value of the coin by taking the vintage back to the 1940s. Overall I thought this is a special coin that was worth adding to my collection!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Amazing Coin

            By Al the bargain hunter

            from Kamloops.B.C.

            About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Good Value
            • Great Quality
            • One Of A Kind
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - 70th Anniversary of D-Day - Mintage: 8000 (2014):

                Nostalgia buffs will love it.A coin commemerating the start of the end of one of Europe's deadliest tyrants.Well Done!!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I bought two should have bought three

                By ROBBY13

                from Montreal,Canada

                About Me Quality Driven

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Collectable Piece
                • Good Value
                • Great Quality
                • One Of A Kind
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift For Adult

                  Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - 70th Anniversary of D-Day - Mintage: 8000 (2014):

                  collectable

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  A timeless momento

                  By Sandy

                  from Ucluelet B.C.

                  About Me Quality Driven

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • A great coin
                  • Loveley Coin

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - 70th Anniversary of D-Day - Mintage: 8000 (2014):

                      .I really like the way these coins are pressented The black outer box, the inner rose presentation case ane the encapsulated coin itself. Great.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      Nice Tribut well struck

                      By Pete

                      from Brockville, On

                      About Me Quality Driven

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design

                      Cons

                      • Expensive

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - 70th Anniversary of D-Day - Mintage: 8000 (2014):

                        Veteran, so has special meaning

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        Long time coming

                        By Cabinet maker

                        from Maple ontario

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Difficult To Personalize

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - 70th Anniversary of D-Day - Mintage: 8000 (2014):

                            Took to long to arrive and a bit sad once it arrived. Not what I was looking for.
                            I know it sold out but I'm still returning this coin, hopefully it will give someone else
                            Pleasure.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            • No.132484
                            • Mintage8000
                            • Compositionfine silver (99.99% pure)
                            • Finishproof
                            • Weight (g) 15.87
                            • Diameter (mm) 34
                            • Edgeserrated
                            • Certificateserialized
                            • Face value10 dollars
                            • ArtistMaskull Lasserre (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)