Fine Silver Coin - First World War - Canadian Expeditionary Force - Mintage: 10,000 (2014)

Fine Silver Coin - First World War - Canadian Expeditionary Force - Mintage: 10,000 (2014)

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Fine Silver Coin - First World War - Canadian Expeditionary Force - Mintage: 10,000 (2014)

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$64.95 CAD
Mintage: 10,000
Canada and US only
3 per household

A touching commemoration, order yours today!

The Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) is the designation for the Canadian forces that served overseas during the First World War. Far from their homeland, they helped build Canada's international reputation and contributed to Canada's coming of age as a nation. On the 100th anniversary of the declaration of the First World War, it is important to pay tribute to the contributions and sacrifices made by those brave Canadians – lest we forget.

Did you know...

•   More than 630,000 men and women from across Canada served as soldiers, nurses and chaplains during the First World War from 1914 to 1918. Of those, 424,000 served overseas as part of the CEF.
•   In August 1914, a military training camp for the CEF was erected just north of Quebec City – the site is now known as CFB Valcartier and is still used today by the Canadian Forces.
•   By war's end Canada had raised 260 numbered battalions and 2 named ones, 13 regiments of mounted rifles, 13 railway troop battalions, 5 pioneer battalions and several more ancillary units. someregiments continue to proudly serve their country today, including Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry and The Royal 22e Regiment  (The Van Doos). The valour of those who fought in the Battle of Ypres in 1915, the Battle of the Somme in 1916, as well as Vimy Ridge and Passchendaele in 1917 gave the CEF a reputation for being a steadfast and resourceful force, and one of the most effective ones on the Western Front.
•   Sadly, nearly one out of every ten Canadians who served during the First World War never made it home; nearly 60,000 members of the CEF lost their lives and so many more were wounded during the four-year conflict.

Your beautifully detailed design commemorates the 100th anniversary of the declaration of the First World War and pays tribute to the Canadian Expeditionary Force, whose valour in battle helped Canada forge a national identity and move towards greater autonomy.

Special features:

•   Your coin features different finishes that showcase the coin's detailed design.
•   Your coin complements the Royal Canadian Mint's First World War-themed coin series while honouring those who served abroad.
•   Crafted in 99.99 % pure silver.
•   Your coin is GST/HST exempt.
•   Has a limited worldwide mintage.

Design:
In the background, a convoy of ships represent those who first delivered Canada to the war in 1914. The First World War was the last conflict to be uniquely defined by the foot soldier; therefore, the lone soldier in the foreground is particularly poignant. Already shaped by the battles of 1915, our soldier is kneeling with his right foot stretched past the circular image frame. He is pondering his journey as he looks out into the horizon where silhouettes of battle-weary soldiers march on in the distance – much as they did through to the final days of war in 1918. The Maple Leaf crest cap badge at the bottom of the image adds motifs linked to the CEF as a tribute to its contributions.

Packaging:

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

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•   Brilliant Fine Silver Dollar - 100th Anniversary of the Declaration of the First World War (2014)
•   Silver Dollar Proof Set - 100th Anniversary of the Declaration of the First World War (2014)

Order your coin today!

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Fine Silver Coin - First World War - Canadian Expeditionary Force - Mintage: 10000 (2014)
 
4.8

(based on 16 reviews)

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Pros

  • Attractive (12)
  • Unique (12)
  • Great quality (9)
  • Good value (8)
  • One of A kind (8)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Special occasion (8)
  • Gift (7)
  • Gift for child (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (10), Budget shopper (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

Very Nice

By JM112015

from Scranton, PA

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
    • Special Occasion

    Comments about Fine Silver Coin - First World War - Canadian Expeditionary Force - Mintage: 10000 (2014):

    Display it in the nice presentation box it comes with.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    great quality coins

    By JJ in Aurora

    from Aurora, CO

    About Me Quality Driven

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Good Value
    • Great Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift For Adult
      • Gift For Child
      • Special Occasion

      Comments about Fine Silver Coin - First World War - Canadian Expeditionary Force - Mintage: 10000 (2014):

      The ordering process is very easy. Great quality products and a fair price.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Beautiful coin

      By none

      from Virginia

      Comments about Fine Silver Coin - First World War - Canadian Expeditionary Force - Mintage: 10000 (2014):

      Really beautiful coin and the soldier depicted kneeling is awesome in its detail.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      A beautiful coin, exquisite and poignant! Well worth it.

      By Terribleterry

      from Burlington, Ontario

      About Me Quality Driven

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift For Adult
        • Gift For Child
        • Special Occasion

        Comments about Fine Silver Coin - First World War - Canadian Expeditionary Force - Mintage: 10000 (2014):

        I plan on adding this coin to my small but growing collection. I recall stories about the Great War told to me by my grandfather so I feel this honours his memory as a soldier of that conflict.The engraving is superb as is the art work. It has the solid weight of a high quality coin.

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        • No
         
        4.0

        Nice relief on the coin, the imagery rea

        By ivanhoe

        from Vancouver Island

        Pros

        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fine Silver Coin - First World War - Canadian Expeditionary Force - Mintage: 10000 (2014):

            nice coin

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            • No
             
            5.0

            Beautiful coin worth the price

            By DJ

            from Edmonton

            About Me Quality Driven

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Special Occasion

              Comments about Fine Silver Coin - First World War - Canadian Expeditionary Force - Mintage: 10000 (2014):

              I am a coin collector , i love this coin for it excellent and unique design. It is a piece of great history that is priceless.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Exemplary

              By writermab

              from Edmonton AB

              About Me Art appreciator, Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

              Pros

              • Appropriate Design
              • Attractive Design
              • Good Value
              • Great Quality
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Any Occasion
                • Gift For Adult
                • Gift For Child
                • Holiday Gift
                • Special Occasion

                Comments about Fine Silver Coin - First World War - Canadian Expeditionary Force - Mintage: 10000 (2014):

                This is such an attractive product it is a great opening to discussion ..about the war and Canada's coming of age.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Extremely pleased

                By Girlie

                from Mississauga, Ont.

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • One Of A Kind
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Fine Silver Coin - First World War - Canadian Expeditionary Force - Mintage: 10000 (2014):

                    My father was in the 81st Battalion which was subsequently merged with the Expeditionary Force and I have a number his things from WW1. I will proudly add this to the collection.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Lest we Forget

                    By World Mariner

                    from Brampton, Ontario

                    About Me Collector Of Choice, Quality Driven

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Collector

                      Comments about Fine Silver Coin - First World War - Canadian Expeditionary Force - Mintage: 10000 (2014):

                      Excellent Engraved coin, Well designed.
                      As usual Good Quality, well affordable.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      A great way to remember & inform

                      By Toronto Mac

                      from Toronto, Ontario

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Great Quality
                      • Unique

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gift For Child

                        Comments about Fine Silver Coin - First World War - Canadian Expeditionary Force - Mintage: 10000 (2014):

                        My grandfather and his brother fought for the 48th Highlanders of Canada and both returned home. I bought 2 of these for my nephews as Christmas gifts and will be included with books on the Great War. The quality surprised even me, who as a Centennial baby grew up admiring the Mint's Centennial coins and others my parents bought over the years. I am framing the coins along with the actual cap badges depicted in this coin and I know they will cherish them for years to come.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        Specifications

                        • No.130545
                        • Mintage10,000
                        • Compositionfine silver (99.99% pure)
                        • Finishproof
                        • Weight (g) 23.17
                        • Diameter (mm) 36.07
                        • Edgeserrated
                        • Certificateserialized
                        • Face value5 dollars
                        • ArtistScott Waters (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)