Pure Silver Coin – Commemorating Black History: No. 2 Construction Battalion

Pure Silver Coin – Commem...

$73.68 USD
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Pure Silver Coin – Commemorating Black History: No. 2 Construction Battalion

Silver 2023 Mintage 5,500
Archived

Pure Silver Coin – Commemorating Black History: No. 2 Construction Battalion

Silver 2023 Mintage 5,500
$73.68 USD
Masters Club: 1,000 Status: CAN & US shipping only
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About

Features

Pride and Perseverance
The focus is on the history
Maple leaf pattern

Specifications

Product Number 206208
Mintage 5,500
Composition 99.99% pure silver
Weight 31.39 g
Diameter 38 mm
Edge Serrated
Face Value $20
Finish Proof
Packaging Black clamshell with black beauty box
Artist Kwame Delfish (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

Design & Artist

Reverse
Obverse

Kwame Delfish, Artist

This coin pays homage to not only the Black men who were originally recruited for No. 2 Construction Battalion, but to all those who were declined an opportunity to enlist in the military because of their race. While some men were successful in their military pursuits, it didn’t come without fight. As a result of the racism they endured, most would not be allowed to face combat alongside their fellow countrymen. The desire to fight for their country, regardless, demonstrates the bravery, selflessness and honour of No. 2 Construction Battalion. The existence and accomplishments of these men is another part of Canadian history that is to be acknowledged, celebrated and honoured—forever. I hope I was able to capture these honourable men in a way that represents their strength and resiliency, while also raising awareness about the critical role that No. 2 Construction Battalion had in the Canadian armed forces.

Kwame Delfish, Artist

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