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Limited Edition Proof Fine Silver Dollar - 75th Anniversary of the Declaration of the Second World War - Mintage: 7,500 (2014)

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Limited Edition Proof Fine Silver Dollar - 75th Anniversary of the Declaration of the Second World War - Mintage: 7,500 (2014)

 
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$69.95 CAD
7500
Canada and US only

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Right from its onset, the Second World War ushered in a new era for Canadians. When Canada declared war on September 11, 1939, it did so as an independent nation, not as a colony automatically drawn into the conflict by Britain. The romanticized patriotism that had greeted the First World War was gone, replaced by a collective memory of the heavy losses that had been suffered. The Great Depression had left Canada's military undermanned and underequipped, and idle factories and a diminished workforce now faced an urgent demand for airplanes, ships, vehicles, guns and munitions.

Canada's women responded, and soon represented 25 percent of wartime workers. By 1944, 439,000 women were in the service sectors, 373,000 in manufacturing, including 261,000 in munitions alone.

Women helped build the Allied war effort, they turned their nation into an economic power, and forever transformed their role in society—and at war.

An ideal gift for war historian enthusiasts! Order yours today!

Special features:
•   This beautifully detailed limited-edition 1-dollar coin commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Second World War–a conflict that had intense immediate and long-lasting effects on Canada and the world.
•   Graphic style reminiscent of the era shows women building an Avro 683 Lancaster X.
•   A striking addition to any military or history-themed collection and a thoughtful gift for military enthusiasts.
•   Own a historical artwork of exceptional craftsmanship minted in 99.99% pure silver.
•   Your coin is GST/HST exempt with a limited worldwide mintage.

Design:
Your coin presents a collage symbolically portraying three female workers completing construction of an Avro 683 Lancaster X. In the center of the image, a standing woman in bandana and work wear of the Second World War era lifts a wrench toward the ceiling of the fuselage. Flanking her on her left and right are two similarly attired women. These women are seated on a box in front of the standing woman, riveting each of the fuselage walls.

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

Order your coin today!

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Limited Edition Proof Fine Silver Dollar - 75th Anniversary of the Declaration of the Second World War - Mintage: 7500 (2014)
 
4.7

(based on 16 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great quality (11)
  • One of A kind (10)
  • Attractive (9)
  • Good value (6)
  • Unique (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gift (7)
  • Special occasion (6)
  • Holiday gift (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (12), Budget shopper (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11), Yes (4)

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5.0

WW II

By Mr.70

from Agoura Hills, CA

About Me Quality Driven

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • One Of A Kind

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Limited Edition Proof Fine Silver Dollar - 75th Anniversary of the Declaration of the Second World War - Mintage: 7500 (2014):

      I tried to remind our VA that May 8, 2015 was an important date. No one cared-how sad.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Great eye appeal, very atractive.

      By TRAPPER

      from Browerville, MN

      About Me Enjoy The Designs Artis, Quality Driven

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Enjoy The Artistry
      • Great Quality
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Shipping Makes Coin Expen

      Best Uses

      • For my collection

      Comments about Limited Edition Proof Fine Silver Dollar - 75th Anniversary of the Declaration of the Second World War - Mintage: 7500 (2014):

      I added this coin to my Canadian commemorative collection. The design, the subject matter and general eye appeal.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Beautiful piece of History

      By Awesome Liz

      from Kitchener, Ontario

      About Me Bargain Hunter, Collector, Quality Driven

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Exquisite Detail
      • Good Value
      • Great Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Collector
        • Gift For History Buff

        Comments about Limited Edition Proof Fine Silver Dollar - 75th Anniversary of the Declaration of the Second World War - Mintage: 7500 (2014):

        Lovely detail work, especially on the faces.

        Would have been nice if it included a little card/note/booklet to explain more about the significance of the design. Ie that is was there women working on one of the bombers, etc.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Beautiful Details

        By Just a regular guy

        from Phoenix, AZ

        About Me Quality Driven

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift For Adult
          • Holiday Gift
          • Special Occasion

          Comments about Limited Edition Proof Fine Silver Dollar - 75th Anniversary of the Declaration of the Second World War - Mintage: 7500 (2014):

          This is really an attractive coin commemorating the building of the Avro Lancaster bomber by women who went to work while the men went off to war. The detailing is absolutely outstanding. I loved the coin when I saw it in the ads, holding it in my hand, it's even more stunning. I can't think of any cons.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A true work of art.

          By Liv the collector

          from London Ontario

          About Me Quality Driven

          Pros

          • Great Quality
          • One Of A Kind

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift For Adult

            Comments about Limited Edition Proof Fine Silver Dollar - 75th Anniversary of the Declaration of the Second World War - Mintage: 7500 (2014):

            A needed coin for the commemorative series of silver dollars.Struck perfectly and quality are superier.RCM is my kind of shopping store.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            gre

            By josh

            from toronto canada

            About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift For Adult
              • Holiday Gift
              • Special Occasion

              Comments about Limited Edition Proof Fine Silver Dollar - 75th Anniversary of the Declaration of the Second World War - Mintage: 7500 (2014):

              Just got my coin and love it. Picture doesnt do it justice

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Beautiful coin of Canada's "Ronnies"

              By Les

              from Winnipeg

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Good Value
              • Great Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Limited Edition Proof Fine Silver Dollar - 75th Anniversary of the Declaration of the Second World War - Mintage: 7500 (2014):

                Besides being a coin that so beautifully commemorates the work of Canada's "Ronnies", it is a reminder for me of my aunt's contribution to the war effort. She was so proud of her work and I was so proud of her!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                One of the very best mintages.

                By Don

                from Oliver, BC

                Comments about Limited Edition Proof Fine Silver Dollar - 75th Anniversary of the Declaration of the Second World War - Mintage: 7500 (2014):

                craftsmanship at its finest

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Tribute to the Home Front

                By Art Lover

                from Chicago

                About Me Bargain Hunter, Lover Of History, Quality Driven

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Feminist
                • Forgotten Contributer
                • Good Value
                • Great Quality
                • One Of A Kind
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Limited Edition Proof Fine Silver Dollar - 75th Anniversary of the Declaration of the Second World War - Mintage: 7500 (2014):

                    This is a powerful coin that recalls a too-often forgotten part of the history of World War II: the home front. The coin is reminiscent of the US propaganda poster known as Rosie the Riviter, but with a more elegant design, that creates a central V shape (delta, a symbol for women), with a strong woman rising from this cup. This period moved women into non-traditional roles more and helped to set the stage for both the reactionary period that followed and for the later feminist movement. Reminiscent of the poster

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Beautifully designed

                    By Thompson

                    from Botwood, newfoundland

                    About Me Quality Driven

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Special Occasion

                      Comments about Limited Edition Proof Fine Silver Dollar - 75th Anniversary of the Declaration of the Second World War - Mintage: 7500 (2014):

                      Bought this coin as a memory of my grandfather. I collect coins that have meaning to me and that are of great quality.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      • No.130549
                      • Mintage7500
                      • Composition99.99% pure silver
                      • Finishproof
                      • Weight (g) 23.17
                      • Diameter (mm) 36.07
                      • Edgeserrated
                      • Certificateserialized
                      • Face value1 dollar
                      • ArtistSilvia Pecota (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)