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1 oz. Pure Silver Gold-Plated Coin - First World War Allies: Canada - Mintage: 5,000 (2018)

1 oz. Pure Silver Gold-Plated Coin - First World War Allies: Canada - Mintage: 5,000 (2018)

$114.95 CAD
Mintage: 5,000
STATUS:
Canada and US only

Canada. Newfoundland. Great Britain. France. Four allies, one last push. Order today.

Canada began the war as a junior partner to Britain but by war’s end was a full-fledged ally with a first-rate fighting force. The first coin in this limited series highlights Canada’s role on the Western Front in 1918, when a return to open warfare allowed the courageous Canadian cavalry to play their intended role in an increasingly mechanized conflict. Selective gold plating adds extra shine to the general service shoulder badge worn by Canada’s soldiers in the First World War—a war that accelerated the shift from traditional to modern warfare. For centuries before it, and still in 1914, the mounted arm was regarded as an essential component of any fighting force; but trench warfare, and the ensuing stalemate, limited the cavalry to reconnaissance and patrol work. Once the deadlock was broken in 1918, a return to a war of movement finally allowed Canada’s cavalry units to play a greater combat role in places such as Moreuil Wood, Amiens, Cambrai and others, where they fought in concert with the tanks and armoured cars that came to define war in the 20th century.

A stunning tribute to your military-themed coin display. Order your commemorative coin today.

Special features:
  • FIRST IN A NEW, LIMITED SERIES: On the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of 11 November 1918, this four-coin series reflects on the wartime contributions of select Allied forces united in one common cause.
  • FOUR ALLIES, ONE LAST PUSH: Canada leads the charge on your first coin, where the engraved image shines the spotlight on the often-overlooked role of the cavalry in a war that was increasingly defined by technology and modern machinery.
  • THE IMAGE OF COURAGE: Your coin features an outstanding amount of intricately engraved details, such as multiple finishes that add a sense of depth to a poignant design, which speaks of valour as the Canadian cavalry charges towards the enemy.
  • SELECTIVE GOLD PLATING: Like all coins in this limited series, selective gold plating adds a rich golden hue and a hint of national pride to the insignia on the reverse: the general service shoulder badge of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.
  • FOR KING AND COUNTRY: Selective gold plating also highlights the effigy of King George V on the obverse, which largely resembles that of all Canadian coins issued during the First World War.
  • COLLECT ALL 4 COINS FOR THE COMPLETE STORY: It’s a touching memorial to all the combatants—one that goes beyond borders to put a face on the Great War.
  • INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. Most of these are serialized certifications, meaning that each certificate is given a unique number, starting at 1.
  • LIMITED MINTAGE! Your coin has a limited worldwide mintage.
  • 1 OZ. OF PURE SILVER! Your coin is crafted from one ounce 99.99% of pure silver.
  • NO GST/HST!

Design:

Designed by Canadian artist Pandora Young, your coin places you at the heart of the action on the Western Front in 1918. Multiple finishes give the engraved design a sense of depth as the Canadian cavalry charges towards enemy positions, swords drawn, with both man and beast exemplifying courage even under threat of enemy fire. The image is paired with the general service badge of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, which is selectively gold-plated to hint at the pride of a young nation for its fighting force throughout the war and during “Canada’s Hundred Days.” The selectively gold-plated obverse features the effigy of King George V by Sir E. B. MacKennal.

Did you know…
  • Canada contributed an estimated 130,000 horses to the war abroad, including more than 10% of the horses used by the British armies on the Western Front.
  • The Canadian cavalry played an important role during the German spring offensives of 1918—in fact, the Battle of Moreuil Wood is often cited as one of the last great cavalry charges.  Although heavily outnumbered, the courageous attack by the 3000-strong Canadian Cavalry Brigade helped to stop the German 1918 Spring Offensive.
  • The Canadian Cavalry Brigade (CCB) spent much of the war with the British Cavalry Corps. The CCB was comprised of the Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians), the Fort Garry Horse, and the Royal Canadian Dragoons. During the Hundred Days Offensive, it took part in the successful offensive at Amiens; in its last action of the war, at the Battle of Cambrai, the brigade captured more than 400 prisoners.
  • Three divisional cavalry squadrons were amalgamated into a regiment known as the Canadian Light Horse (CLH). It patrolled ahead of and helped screen the advance of the Canadian Corps during the Hundred Days Offensive.

Packaging:

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

Order today!

Reviews

Great Coin

5

This is realy a great commamorative coin.

Joseph

Fairfax, Va

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Very Attractive Coin

5

very attractive coin with great detail

Rick

Stevens Point, WIsconsin

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Truly awesome

5

This is a truly beautiful series, especially the coins for Canada and Newfoundland. However, I do think there should have been a 5th coin for the ANZAC corps.

Satisfied purchaser

Calgary, AB

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Nice Coin

4

In my opinion, the finish on the more prominent cavalryman (central position) should've been in the same non-shiny finish as the horses. Currently, the horses stand out when you look at the reverse of the coin, but none of the men riding them (who, in my opinion, are more important, or just as important, as the horses).

Tom

USA

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Great level of details for this history coin

5

Nice coin for those collectors with a preference for history coins.

Long-time coin collector

Ottawa, CAN

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Beautiful coin but some points....

4

Great to have this coin produced for a number of reasons but it should have been issued separate and not part of this collection. Having served with Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) I'm well aware of the recent 100th anniversary of the Battle of Moreuil Wood by the three Regiments of the 1st Canadian Cavalry Brigade consisting of The Royal Canadian Dragons, Lord Strathcona's Horse and the Fort Garry Horse. Of the three Regiments involved in the Battle only C Sqn og Lord Strathcona's Horse lead by Lt Flowerdew V.C. can lay claim to conducting an actual charge, the last one done by Allied nations during the First War. My whole point to this ramble is that historically it would have be nice to have seen the charge captured on this coin rather than some vague reference to the Calvary as a whole. Perhaps there is some rule that prohibits specific Regiments from being mentioned. If that were the case then the Battle of Moreuil Wood could have been mentioned as it did involve all three Regiments. Last year I had a discussion with a member of the Regiment and asked if the RCM had been approached to produce a coin commemorating the Battle of Moreuil Wood. I showed him a commemorative coin issued in Australia celebrating the Charge by the Light Horsemen at Beersheba. His response was "outstanding." As for my question he was uncertain if the RCM had been approached. So to sum up, a great coin but it could have been better. Perseverance!

oldesarge200

St Albert, Alberta

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Beautiful coin

5

This will make a wonderful gift for my husband who is a military history buff.

Jane the Quilter

Truro, NS

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Fabulous coin. I will subscribe for all 4 in the series.

5

Buy one. You won't be disappointed.

Acidulated

Regina

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Amazing design; would be even better on a larger coin.

4

Gladly added to my other World World I coins.

LJR

Manitoba

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Nice design and theme but...

2

The theme is very relevant this year, especially as this is the centenary anniversary of the end of the Great War but, the four allies included the United States who entered the war on the side of Great Britain, France and Canada. Surely the collection should have included a representative design and coin to remember their participation and reflect a more accurate alliance since Newfoundland eventually joined the Canadian Confederation in 1949 and would be represented by this coin in the set.

M Alexander

UK

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Specifications

  • No.166673
  • Mintage5,000
  • Composition99.99% pure silver with gold plating
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 31.39
  • Diameter (mm) 38
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value20 dollars
  • ArtistSir E.B. MacKennal (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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