75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic Coin Pack 2016

75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic Coin Pack 2016

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75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic Coin Pack 2016

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$10.00 CAD
Mintage: 75,000
Canada only
3 per order
3 per household

Remembering a sea of Canadian courage

Don't wait to find these commemorative $2 coins in your change.

This sealed keepsake is the perfect way to remember the courage and sacrifice of Canada's veterans. For $10, you will receive this limited-edition keepsake of five $2 coins.

The Battle of the Atlantic

The Battle of the Atlantic raged for six arduous years, from the earliest days of the Second World War to the final hours of the conflict in Europe. Sir Winston Churchill called it "the dominating factor all through the war."

Sailors in both the Royal Canadian Navy and Canada's Merchant Navy played an indispensable role in this battle, aided from the sky by the Royal Canadian Air Force. They transported, and defended, Canadian men and women, and vital supplies, across the treacherous North Atlantic.

Thousands of Canadians gave their lives in what would become the longest battle of the entire Second World War—all to ensure vital troops and provisions continued to reach Great Britain and Europe.

Victory was hard-won. In the first years of the war, German "wolf packs"—groups of ship-hunting submarines, or U-boats—took a devastating toll on Allied ships, sinking hundreds. Some attacks took place within view of Canada's East Coast, and U-boats were even operated in the St. Lawrence River.

Our country responded by expanding its navy from less than a dozen ocean-going ships to more than 250, and from 3,500 personnel to more than 100,000. Our shipyards clanged with frenzied production, churning out hundreds of ships and thousands of landing craft during the war's final four years.

Canada's vital contribution and the bravery and skill of her sailors earned Rear Admiral Leonard Murray the role of leading the Allies' endeavours in the Northwest Atlantic from 1943 to the end of the war. It was the only time during the Second World War that a Canadian held such a command.

The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to honour the courage and sacrifice of those who served in the Battle of the Atlantic. With this special 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic $2 coin, we continue our long tradition of paying tribute to the men and women who have served our country.

A Sailor Abroad a Canadian Warship

A watchful sailor presses his eye to the viewfinder of his anti-aircraft gun, scanning the skies for threats while unforgiving seas roll by below.

In dramatic detail, 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic $2 commemorative circulation coin pays tribute to the men and women who served and supported the Allied war effort in the North Atlantic.

The central image of the coin design—a sailor aboard a Canadian warship—is accompanied by the depiction of two other Canadian vessels in the distance while a Bristol Beaufighter flies overhead.

Reviews

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75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic Coin Pack 2016
 
4.6

(based on 216 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (151)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (157)
  • Good value (147)
  • Great quality (111)
  • Unique (100)
  • One of A kind (77)

Cons

  • Difficult to personalize (9)
  • Pricey / poor value (6)
  • Poor personalization (4)

Best Uses

  • Gift (90)
  • Gift for child (78)
  • Holiday gift (61)
  • Special occasion (51)
  • Wedding gift (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (110), Budget shopper (105), Collector (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (127), Yes (84)

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4.0

I like the headline

By I have none !

from Beaconsfield, QC

About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • One Of A Kind
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift For Child
    • Special Occasion

    Comments about 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic Coin Pack 2016:

    date not readily obvious

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    I will buy others

    By Pichi

    from Toronto - Canada

    About Me Bargain Hunter

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Value
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift For Adult

      Comments about 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic Coin Pack 2016:

      Right price for seniors

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      I WILL BE TRYING TO PURCHASE THIS PRODUCT AGAIN. PERFECT

      By REMEMBERING THE SACRIFICE.

      from ROSLIN, ONTARIO, CANADA

      About Me Quality Driven, Respect Is Priceless

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Good Value
      • Great Quality
      • In Honour Of My Father
      • One Of A Kind
      • Unique

      Cons

      • I Want Another Set

      Best Uses

      • Honouring My Fathers Serv
      • Special Occasion

      Comments about 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic Coin Pack 2016:

      THIS COIN HONOURS MY FATHERS SERVICE IN THE NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR. BEING ABLE TO PURCHASE UN-CIRCULATED SETS OF FIVE IS BETTER THAN TRYING TO FIND THEM IN YOUR POCKET CHANGE.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      more than I expected

      By dave

      from Abbotsford B.C.

      About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Good Value
      • Great Quality
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Special Occasion

        Comments about 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic Coin Pack 2016:

        these coins represent a trbute to my father who fought in the Navy in WW2 on corvetts in the Canadian Navy, guarding the convoys,

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        nice

        By cupidcomet

        from Nova Scotia

        About Me Bargain Hunter

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Value
        • Great Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift For Adult
          • Gift For Child

          Comments about 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic Coin Pack 2016:

          Will save for my grandchildren

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Excellent coins. Very pleased!

          By Benny Canuck

          from Mount Hope ON

          About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Coin Collection
          • Gift For Adult

          Comments about 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic Coin Pack 2016:

          As a collector I was pleased to get these coins in mint condition at face value.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          excellent prompt great quality

          By postee.postee

          from ontario

          About Me Quality Driven

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Good Value
          • Unique

          Cons

          • Probably Over Issue

          Best Uses

          • Gift For Child
          • Holiday Gift

          Comments about 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic Coin Pack 2016:

          compact, easy packaging.easy to handle neat, cost factor
          a bargain

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          4.0

          75th Anniversary

          By captdave

          from Vernon, B.C.

          About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Good Value
          • Great Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift For Adult

            Comments about 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic Coin Pack 2016:

            Liked it

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            Good

            By Peter McCheater

            from Sudbury, Canada

            About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Value

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Starter Collection Uniq

            Comments about 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic Coin Pack 2016:

            Nice detailing

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Stiring memories

            By JAC

            from NANAIMO, BC

            About Me Collector With Very Limit

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Add To Collection Of Circ

                Comments about 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic Coin Pack 2016:

                My grandson and I collect special edition circulation coins. With very limited resources we cannot afford non-circulation coins. It is much more fun "discovering" special coins amongst your smsll change

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                Specifications

                • No.154446
                • Mintage75,000
                • Compositionthree-ply nickel finish plated steel (outer ring); three-ply brass finish plated aluminum bronze (inner core)
                • Finishuncirculated
                • Weight (g) 6.99
                • Diameter (mm) 28
                • Edgeinterrupted serrations
                • Certificate
                • Face value2 dollars
                • ArtistSusanna Blunt (obverse)