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

$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.

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

(based on 209 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (145)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (53)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (153)
  • Good value (141)
  • Great quality (107)
  • Unique (94)
  • One of A kind (74)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Gift (87)
  • Gift for child (75)
  • Holiday gift (60)
  • Special occasion (48)
  • Wedding gift (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (105), Budget shopper (100), Collector (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (122), Yes (82)

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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
         
        5.0

        Nice Commemorative Coin and Inexpensive

        By michalig

        from Ottawa

        About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift For Child

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

          Good Value - Nice Commemorative Piece

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          1.0

          shipping packaging sucked

          By Amy

          from Canada

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

          • Package Arrived Damaged

          Best Uses

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

            It's a nice product, attractive details..IF it arrives undamaged! Unsatisfied w purchase.

             
            4.0

            i would buy the product again

            By none

            from kings county nova scotia

            About Me Good Quality For The Cost, Quality Driven

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Good Value
            • Great Quality
            • Unique

            Cons

            • Difficult To Personalize

            Best Uses

            • Gift For Adult
            • Gift For Child
            • Holiday Gift
            • Special Occasion
            • Wedding/Anniversary Gift

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

            gift for my soon fair pricing

            no complaints about the coin

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            I Would buy this product again

            By Guylaine Hollywood

            from Montréal Canada

            About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

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            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Nothing

            Best Uses

            • Holiday Gift
            • Special Occasion

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

            beautiful gift

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Tremendous Value

            By Robert

            from St. John's NL

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Good Value
            • Great Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift For Adult
              • Holiday Gift
              • Special Occasion

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

              To Commemorate our Military History

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Good transaction :-)

              By ruralpearl

              from Ontario

              About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Good Value

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift For Adult
                • Holiday Gift

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

                This will be a nice gift for Christmas. Item arrived as described and quickly.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                Nice circulation coins

                By Auxonic

                from Ottawa, ON

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                Pros

                • Good Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Collection

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

                  I always get these packages. I do wish there were more rolls issued of circulation coins but mint rolls of $2 coins are prohibitively priced.

                  • 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)