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2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Machine Gunner in Training - 75th Anniversary of the Declaration of the Second World War - Mintage: 5,000 (2014)

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2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Machine Gunner in Training - 75th Anniversary of the Declaration of the Second World War - Mintage: 5,000 (2014)

 
$169.95 CAD
5000
Canada and US only

83% SOLD!

The economic hardships of the Great Depression had left Canada's military undermanned and unprepared for the onset of war, and its equipment was at risk of being outdated.

Thanks to a national recruitment drive, over 58,000 men and women enlisted by the month's end. Coastal defences were reinforced, militia regiments were mobilized and the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP)–which would eventually train nearly half of the Commonwealth's air crews on Canadian soil–was implemented. In December, units of the 1st Canadian Infantry Division set sail from Halifax to Britain–the first wave of Canadians who would serve overseas until the war's end in 1945.

Meanwhile, Canada's economy adapted quickly to the war effort and transformed the country into an economic power. New industries were created while existing factories converted to the production of wartime materials. Thousands of airplanes, ships, vehicles, guns and ammunition would be produced by factories in Canada, which became the fourth largest supplier among the Allied countries. 

A striking addition to any military or history-themed collection! Order yours today!

Special features:
•  RARE COIN SIZE: Only the second time the Royal Canadian Mint has issued a full 2-ounce 99.99% pure silver coin at a sizable 54 mm diameter.
•  This beautifully detailed 30-dollar coin commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Second World War–a conflict that had an immediate and long-lasting impact on Canada and the world.
•  The coin's depiction of a gunner in training pays tribute to those who served in the Canadian Army during the Second World War
•  An eye-catching coin rendered with the Royal Canadian Mint's world-class artistry and the skilful melding of design and engraving.
•  This coin is 99.99% pure silver.
•  Limited mintage worldwide of only 5,000.
•  Your coin is GST/HST exempt.

Design:
Your coin presents a side-profile of a Canadian machine gun regiment during training. At left, a private is seated as he steadies a tripod-mounted Vickers machine gun, while a sergeant stands above him and directs the private's attention to a target in the distance.  The obverse features the effigy of
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

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

Order your coin today!

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Royal Canadian Mint2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Machine Gunner in Training - 75th Anniversary of the Declaration of the Second World War - Mintage: 5,000 (2014)
 
4.8

(based on 45 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (32)
  • Unique (26)
  • Great quality (23)
  • One of A kind (22)
  • Good value (17)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (10)

Best Uses

  • Gift (22)
  • Special occasion (13)
  • Gift for child (5)
  • Holiday gift (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (32), Budget shopper (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (37), Yes (7)

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4.0

Shipping ARGGHH

By BOATS

from CALIFORNIA

About Me Quality Driven

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Quality Coin

Cons

  • Extremely Slow Shipping

Best Uses

  • Gift For Adult

Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Machine Gunner in Training - 75th Anniversary of the Declaration of the Second World War - Mintage: 5,000 (2014):

I LOVE THE CANADIAN MINT.......THE COINS ARE SECOND TO NONE. THAT BEING SAID......THE SHIPPING WAS AS SLOW AS A SNAIL........VERY VERY SLOW.

BOTTOM LINE - QUALITY COINS...........SLOW SLOW SHIPPING. TWO WEEKS TO GET A COIN.......ARGGHH

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

One of my favourite coins!

By Malystryx

from Red Deer, Alberta

About Me Quality Driven

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Good Value
  • Great Quality
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift For Adult
    • Special Occasion

    Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Machine Gunner in Training - 75th Anniversary of the Declaration of the Second World War - Mintage: 5,000 (2014):

    I absolutely love the size and design of this coin. And would recommend it to anyone whom enjoys war coins.

    I absolutely hate the pop up adds for the canoe coins and Loony Tunes coins. I am sure regular advertising and emails are more than enough to promote these sets. It makes navigating the site tedious and annoying.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Stop that stupid canoe pop up

    By Steve

    from Edmonton

    About Me Quality Driven

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Great Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift For Adult

      Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Machine Gunner in Training - 75th Anniversary of the Declaration of the Second World War - Mintage: 5,000 (2014):

      Great coin. Stop that canoe pop up. It's really annoying.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great Memorial Coin

      By Ike

      from Calgart

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

        Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Machine Gunner in Training - 75th Anniversary of the Declaration of the Second World War - Mintage: 5,000 (2014):

        This is a great collector coin

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Superb

        By The Collector

        from Toronto, On

        About Me Quality Driven

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift For Adult

          Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Machine Gunner in Training - 75th Anniversary of the Declaration of the Second World War - Mintage: 5,000 (2014):

          I purchased this coin to honour my late grandfather who served in both great wars. I was not disappointed. Because of its size the detail is stunning. I'm also a coin collector and this is a superb addition to my collection.

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          • No
           
          5.0

          This is a very nice coin.

          By Shaku

          from Alberta

          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Machine Gunner in Training - 75th Anniversary of the Declaration of the Second World War - Mintage: 5,000 (2014):

              I collect coins and this is a nice addition

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              • No
               
              4.0

              Very nice coin!

              By Carbon

              from Ontario

              About Me Quality Driven

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • One Of A Kind

              Cons

              • Expensive

              Best Uses

              • Gift For Adult

              Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Machine Gunner in Training - 75th Anniversary of the Declaration of the Second World War - Mintage: 5,000 (2014):

              As soon as i saw this coin i knew i wanted it. Coin is large with a nice leather bound hinged case. Upon inspection, i found markings on the outer rim of the coin...im no expert, but i do believe there shouldnt be any..very disappointed in that. Everything else was very nice! Something to keep for a long time.

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              5.0

              Very nice coin!!

              By O Dogg

              from Abbotsford,bc

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Great Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Special Occasion

                Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Machine Gunner in Training - 75th Anniversary of the Declaration of the Second World War - Mintage: 5,000 (2014):

                Very nice coin, worth every Penny.

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                • No
                 
                5.0

                canadian gunner in training

                By deadeye

                from Gravenhurst Ont

                About Me Bargain Hunter

                Pros

                • Unique

                Cons

                • Expensive

                Best Uses

                • Special Occasion

                Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Machine Gunner in Training - 75th Anniversary of the Declaration of the Second World War - Mintage: 5,000 (2014):

                Reminds me of my father and uncles who served in ww2

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Canadian Machine Gunner In Training

                By Sammysox

                from Ontario

                About Me Quality Driven

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                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Great Quality
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Machine Gunner in Training - 75th Anniversary of the Declaration of the Second World War - Mintage: 5,000 (2014):

                    Attractive,beautiful designed cointhat brings back alot of memories.Excellent addition tto anyone's collection

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                    • No.130576
                    • Mintage5000
                    • Composition99.99% pure silver
                    • Finishproof
                    • Weight (g) 62.67
                    • Diameter (mm) 54
                    • Edgeserrated
                    • Certificateserialized
                    • Face value30 dollars
                    • ArtistSilvia Pecota (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)