1/4 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Wait for Me, Daddy - Mintage: 15,000 (2014)
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1/4 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Wait for Me, Daddy - Mintage: 15,000 (2014)

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1/4 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Wait for Me, Daddy - Mintage: 15,000 (2014)

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$44.95 CAD
Mintage: 15,000
STATUS:
Canada only

Design based on the famous photograph! Order yours today!

It is perhaps the most famous photograph taken in Canada during the Second World War: a five-year-old boy breaks away from his mother's grasp to run after his father as he marches off to war. Taken in New Westminster, B.C. in the fall of 1940, "Wait for Me, Daddy" continues to resonate as a snapshot of the war's impact on Canadians and the personal sacrifices they made.

An ideal gift for war historian enthusiasts! Order yours today!

•  Your coin design was inspired by the famous "Wait for Me, Daddy" photograph and is a touching tribute to the individual contributions Canadians made to support the war effort at home and abroad.
•  This striking coin commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Second World War, a conflict that had an immediate and long-lasting impact on Canadians.

Special features:
•  Coin is 99.99% pure silver struck on matte proof with glass bead finish to ensure all engraving details are clearly captured.
•  A thoughtful gift and a remarkable addition to any military or history-themed collection.
•  Your coin is GST/HST exempt with a limited worldwide mintage of only 15,000.
•  Coin available for sale in Canada only.

Design:
Your coin's design is a reproduction of the iconic photograph known as "Wait for Me, Daddy," which was taken on October 1, 1940, in New Westminster, B.C. by photographer Claude Dettloff. The men of the B.C. Regiment, the Duke of Connaught's Own Rifles, form an impressive line as they march down the street. But the focus of the image is on the real and touching scene of one family that is saying goodbye. In the centre of the image field, a pale-haired young boy has broken free of his mother's grasp (at left) to reach out to his uniformed father (at right), who is marching off to war. The father has turned to smile at his son; shifting his rifle to the other hand, he reaches out to his son one last time before they are to be separated by war.

Did you know…
•  With many men enlisting for service, Canada's wartime economy faced a shortage of workers. In their place, over one million women – including married women and mothers – joined the wartime labour force.
•  Children also made their own contributions to the war effort by giving money to Victory Loan campaigns, searching for recyclable materials or taking on more household responsibilities.

As Canadians rolled up their patriotic sleeves, the new wartime reality came with its share of challenges. The displacement of enlisted men to training centres across Canada – and their eventual deployment overseas – disrupted family life between 1939 and 1945, while the demands of the war placed an additional burden on those who remained on the homefront.

Women worked tirelessly to maintain farms, homes and families in the absence of their loved ones. But they were also called upon to contribute to the war effort in unprecedented ways; faced with an increased industrial demand and a shortage of workers, the Canadian government encouraged women to join the workforce and fill positions that were typically male-dominated. This break from the era's rigidly perceived gender roles may have been met with some reluctance, but it ultimately proved to be a crucial contribution to Canada's war effort – one that forever changed Canadian society.

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

Order your coin today!

Reviews

Memories from a beautiful coin

5

This is a beautiful coin that evokes a lot of memories. My Father served in WWII and my Grandfather in WWI, and while they were single men without children, many of their mates left families behind; many of those did not come back. "At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them."

JoyBella

Vancouver, BC

Yes

Wait for Me Daddy - Silver Coin

5

The coin's image had great significance for one of Canada's veterans. He identified with the WWII soldier going to war and the family bond. He himself is a veteran of Afghanistan. It was the right gift for him and will be treasured.

Cold Warrior

Mission, BC

Yes

EXCELLENT MEMOIR

5

I bought 2...one for my son who told me about the coin and one for myself. AFTER SERVING 27 YEARS in the RCN this coin has a lot of good points and is a great keepsake for anyone military

BAY BYE

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA

Yes

Great memories

4

I bought this coin for my mother as she had a similar experience during WW II. She ran alongside a slow-moving troop train grasping her father's hand as he left. I love the memories it evokes but thought the coin was a little pricey.

Panda Pam

Nova Scotia, Canada

Yes

B.C. Regiment leave for WWII

5

A sons love for his Dad leaving for war far away from British Columbia

G-Man

Oshawa Ont.

Yes

Great Christmas gift

4

This product meets my expectations. I like the packaging, perfect for a gift.

Deb

Red Deer, AB

Yes

Wait For Me, Daddy, Silver coin

5

I want to give a piece of Canadian history to my nephews as a reminder to remember the war vets that have sacrificed their lives for the freedom we have today!

Evilbibau

Saskatoon, SK

Yes

Great collection addition,Souvenir

4

Nice collectable set,Wait for me daddy,5 packs,regular + colorized,great addition for any collections.War souvenir.

pit

st-joseph

Yes

Great Gift

5

Great way to start to start a coin collector on a life long journey.

AJ

HFX,CA

Yes

Definite Welcome Addition

4

Makes a great gift and reminds us of the sacrifices some make when families are divided by war.

AJ

HFX, CA

Yes

1/4 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Wait for Me Daddy - Mintage: 15000 (2014)

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Specifications

  • No.132619
  • Mintage15,000
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishmatte proof
  • Weight (g) 7.96
  • Diameter (mm) 27
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value3 dollars
  • ArtistInspired by the iconic photograph known as “Wait for Me, Daddy,” which was taken on October 1, 1940, in New Westminster, B.C. by photographer Claude Dettloff. (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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