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

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
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!

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1/4 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Wait for Me Daddy - Mintage: 15000 (2014)
 
4.7

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (16)
  • Attractive (15)
  • Great quality (14)
  • One of A kind (12)
  • Good value (11)

Cons

  • Too small (3)

Best Uses

  • Special occasion (15)
  • Gift (14)
  • Gift for child (8)
  • Holiday gift (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (15), Budget shopper (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (10), No (9)

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5.0

Memories from a beautiful coin

By JoyBella

from Vancouver, BC

About Me Bargain Hunter

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Good Value
  • Great Quality
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift For Adult
    • Special Occasion

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

    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."

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Wait for Me Daddy - Silver Coin

    By Cold Warrior

    from Mission, BC

    About Me History Buff, Quality Driven

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Family
    • Great Quality
    • One Of A Kind
    • Soldier And Son
    • Unique
    • War

    Cons

    • Too Small

    Best Uses

    • Gift For Adult
    • Gift For Veteran
    • Special Occasion
    • Symbol Of Canadian Values

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

    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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    EXCELLENT MEMOIR

    By BAY BYE

    from HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA

    About Me Quality Driven

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift For Adult
      • Gift For Child
      • Holiday Gift
      • Special Occasion

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

      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

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Great memories

      By Panda Pam

      from Nova Scotia, Canada

      About Me Quality Driven

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • One Of A Kind

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

      • Gift For Adult
      • Special Occasion

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

      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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      B.C. Regiment leave for WWII

      By G-Man

      from Oshawa Ont.

      About Me Quality Driven

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Good Value
      • Great Quality
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Holiday Gift
        • Special Occasion

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

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

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        4.0

        Great Christmas gift

        By Deb

        from Red Deer, AB

        About Me Quality Driven

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift For Adult
          • Holiday Gift

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

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

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Wait For Me, Daddy, Silver coin

          By Evilbibau

          from Saskatoon, SK

          About Me Quality Driven

          Pros

          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift For Child
            • Holiday Gift
            • Special Occasion

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

            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!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            4.0

            Great collection addition,Souvenir

            By pit

            from st-joseph

            About Me Bargain Hunter, Ordinary Collector, Quality Driven

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Great Quality
            • Nice Coin For Series

            Cons

            • Too Small

            Best Uses

            • Collectable
            • Gift For Adult
            • Special Occasion

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

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

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great Gift

            By AJ

            from HFX,CA

            About Me Quality Driven

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift For Child
              • Holiday Gift
              • Special Occasion

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

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

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              4.0

              Definite Welcome Addition

              By AJ

              from HFX, CA

              About Me Quality Driven

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift For Adult
                • Gift For Child
                • Holiday Gift
                • Special Occasion

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

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

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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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)