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99.99% Pure Silver Proof Set - 100th Anniversary of the Declaration of the First World War (2014)

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99.99% Pure Silver Proof Set - 100th Anniversary of the Declaration of the First World War (2014)

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$229.95 CAD
Mintage: 25,000
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Canada and US only
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Amongst our best sellers since 1937! A tribute to hope, courage and sacrifice.

"The War to End All Wars" shaped the world and defined Canada's place within it. It was a monumental chapter in this nation's history, touching countless lives. Men and women. Young and old. And its impact has reverberated across time, from generation to generation for 100 years.

On August 19, 1914, The Right Honourable Sir Robert Borden, Prime Minister of Canada, famously declared that "we stand shoulder to shoulder with Britain" as Canada formally joined the Allied declaration of war against Germany at the outbreak of the First World War.

About the Design:
Nova Scotia artist Bonnie Ross captures one of countless emotional farewells replayed on train platforms across Canada as our volunteers left to assemble in Valcartier for war in Europe. The 2014 Proof Fine Silver Dollar features gold plating selectively applied and depicts a couple in a farewell embrace as military recruits board a train for basic training. You can be certain the emotions that filled Canadian train stations 100 years ago are the same as the hope, fear, love and uncertainty today's military families feel as they say "goodbye" to their loved ones who choose to serve Canada here and abroad.

This historic four-year conflict saw Canadian nationhood reach new heights after Canada sent its first-ever independent, national military contingent to fight alongside French and British forces, thus abandoning the old custom of assigning Canadian soldiers to British infantry units. The volunteers who joined the First Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) in 1914 left their communities and loved ones to board trains headed for Valcartier, Quebec. This famous Canadian Armed Forces base first opened in 1914 as the training camp for CEF soldiers bound for Britain and France to join the Allied fight against the German-led enemy.

By 1916, Canada was able to field an army corps of four divisions at the front. Eventually commanded in 1917 by a Canadian, Lieutenant-General Sir Arthur Currie, our troops won praise and admiration for their achievements in battles such as the Somme, Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele, and many more fought in the decisive last hundred days of the war.

Your coin set is among our best-sellers every year since 1937, it is an exceptional keepsake that expresses your affection and pride for all Canadians who served the cause of freedom.

Your premium Proof Set features include:
  •   This is the ONLY set offering selective gold plating on the commemorative silver dollar—A MUST HAVE!
  •   The 99.99% Silver Proof Dollar with stunning selective gold plating makes this the crème de la crème of collector sets
  •   In addition to the gold-plated silver dollar, the 99.99% silver loonie and 99.99% silver toonie feature selective gold plating
  •   You pay no GST/HST and with only 25,000 sets worldwide, this collection will sell quickly, order yours today!
  •   Five finishes! The relief (raised foreground) incorporates the use of five (5) different finishes using a new laser engraving which beautifully accentuate the design. Note the different finishes used on the background, the ground and the top windows on the train, the uniforms of the soldiers and the lower windows on the train, the train, bags and skin of all the people, and the lady's dress and the main soldier's socks.

Ideal for your fine silver proof set collection or to give to a friend to start theirs!
  •   All coins in your Premium Proof Set exhibit the highest quality finish (Proof) produced by the Royal Canadian Mint
  •   A new laser-engraving tool was used so that your coins have an increased sculptural appearance. Compare against previous proof sets and you will notice the difference!
  •   Hand polished! The field (flat background) has a highly hand polished mirror-like finish
  •   Comes in a leather book-style package to showcase your coins with elegance!

About the Package:
  •   Your set will include a numbered certificate with detailed coin specifications – your proof of ownership for this low mintage premium Proof Set and evidence that each coin has been individually inspected by our resident quality assurance specialists
  •   Your fine silver proof set comes in an elegant genuine leather book-style packaging that complements your beautiful coins

Order your fine silver coin set today!

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Reviews

Exceptionally pleased with Proof Set

5

I was in Canada in 1994 and bought a proof set then to commemorate my trip. I travelled back to Canada again in 2014 and bought the 99.99% Pure Silver Proof Set to commemorate this trip. The set is beautiful and will compliment my coin collection.

gunbutt

Minot, North Dakota, USA

Yes

Awsome presentation with lasting value

4

Silver content and gold-plated feature makes this set different than most.

sangfroid

Oakville, ON

Yes

I can't wait to place my next order

5

I am very pleased with my purchase. It was easy to order and received promptly.

Mustang Sally

Belle River, Ontario, Canada

Yes

Great as Usual

5

Great as Usaul

Canada

Surrey

STUNNING!

5

A beautiful piece of our military history and an amazingly detailed coin collection, worth purchasing!

Paulshappy

Barrie, ON

Yes

One of the nicest I have ever seen

5

This is part of a personal collection.

What's what

Mississauga Ont. Canada

Yes

definitely not pocket change...

4

helpful tool for education

papasmurf

Montreal Quebec

Yes

A great gift for a soldier

5

I will leave this coin to my grandson whose Great Grandfather fought in the war.

Grandma of Twins

Calgary, AB, Canada

Yes

Valuable coin set

5

A Beautiful Valuable Coin Set

jd918

Toronto ON

Yes

Very Lovely

5

I purchased this for my oldest daughter, for her 16th Birthday, while she was away at CFB Borden. My daughter is an avid Canadian history buff, and first saw this, and brought it to my attention, I surprised her with it when she got home from the base. She loved it!

ProudMotherOfMany

Huron County, Ontario

Yes

99.99% Pure Silver Proof Set - 100th Anniversary of the Declaration of the First World War (2014)

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Specifications

  • No.128624

Proof Dollar

  • Composition 99.99% pure silver with selective gold plating
  • Finish proof
  • Weight (g) 23.17
  • Diameter (mm) 36.07
  • Edgereeded
  • ArtistBonnie Ross (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

2 dollars

  • Composition 99.99% pure silver with gold-plated
  • Finish proof
  • Weight (g) 9
  • Diameter (mm) 28
  • Edgeinterrupted serrations
  • ArtistBrent Townsend (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

1 dollar

  • Composition 99.99% pure silver gold plated
  • Finish proof
  • Weight (g) 7.9
  • Diameter (mm) 26.5
  • Edgeplain
  • ArtistArnold Nogy (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

50 cents

  • Composition fine silver (99.99% pure)
  • Finish proof
  • Weight (g) 9.25
  • Diameter (mm) 27.13
  • Edgereeded
  • ArtistCanada's Coat of Arms (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

25 cents

  • Composition 99.99% pure silver
  • Finish proof
  • Weight (g) 6
  • Diameter (mm) 23.88
  • Edgereeded
  • ArtistEmanuel Hahn (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

10 cents

  • Composition fine silver (99.99% pure)
  • Finish proof
  • Weight (g) 2.45
  • Diameter (mm) 18.05
  • Edgereeded
  • ArtistEmanuel Hahn (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

5 cents

  • Composition fine silver (99.99% pure)
  • Finish proof
  • Weight (g) 5.4
  • Diameter (mm) 21.2
  • Edgeplain
  • ArtistG.E. Kruger-Gray (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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