1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin - Wait for Me, Daddy - Mintage: 10,000 (2014)

1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin - Wait for Me, Daddy - Mintage: 10,000 (2014)

$59.95 CAD
Mintage: 10,000
Canada only

Design based on the famous photograph with selective colour! Order yours today!

It is perhaps the most famous photograph taken in Canada during the Second World War: a five-year-old boy breaks away from his mother's grasp to run after his father as he marches off to war. Taken in New Westminster, B.C. in the fall of 1940, "Wait for Me, Daddy" continues to resonate as a snapshot of the war's impact on Canadians and the personal sacrifices they made.

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

Special features:
•  This striking coin commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Second World War, a conflict that had an immediate and long-lasting impact on Canadians.
•  The coin design inspired by the famous "Wait for Me, Daddy" photograph is a touching tribute to the individual contributions Canadians made to support the war effort at home and abroad.
•  SELECTIVE COLOUR: Your coin is 99.99% pure silver struck on proof finish with selective colour application.
•  A thoughtful gift and a remarkable addition to any military or history-themed collection.
•  Your coin is GST/HST exempt with a limited worldwide mintage of only 10,000.
•  Coin available for sale in Canada only.

Your coin's design is a reproduction of the iconic photograph known as "Wait for Me, Daddy," which was taken on October 1, 1940, in New Westminster, B.C. by photographer Claude Dettloff. The men of the B.C. Regiment, the Duke of Connaught's Own Rifles, form an impressive line as they march down the street. But the focus of the image is on the real and touching scene of one family that is saying goodbye. In the centre of the image field, a pale-haired young boy has broken free of his mother's grasp (at left) to reach out to his uniformed father (at right), who is marching off to war. The father has turned to smile at his son; shifting his rifle to the other hand, he reaches out to his son one last time before they are to be separated by war.

Did you know…
•  With many men enlisting for service, Canada's wartime economy faced a shortage of workers. In their place, over one million women – including married women and mothers – joined the wartime labour force.
•  Children also made their own contributions to the war effort by giving money to Victory Loan campaigns, searching for recyclable materials or taking on more household responsibilities.

As Canadians rolled up their patriotic sleeves, the new wartime reality came with its share of challenges. The displacement of enlisted men to training centres across Canada – and their eventual deployment overseas – disrupted family life between 1939 and 1945, while the demands of the war placed an additional burden on those who remained on the homefront.

Women worked tirelessly to maintain farms, homes and families in the absence of their loved ones. But they were also called upon to contribute to the war effort in unprecedented ways; faced with an increased industrial demand and a shortage of workers, the Canadian government encouraged women to join the workforce and fill positions that were typically male-dominated. This break from the era's rigidly perceived gender roles may have been met with some reluctance, but it ultimately proved to be a crucial contribution to Canada's war effort – one that forever changed Canadian society.

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

Order your coin today!

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I am so glad I got this coin


I love the story behind this coin and was motivated to get it because of the story. It is a great coin!


Ajax, ON


bababababa I'm lov'in it!


I adore this coin, and I love the original picture is recreates here. It symbolized the beauty of one Canadian family. The man willing to sacrifice all for his country, the young boy reaching for him. Wishing he too could be of use. And the man's wife showing support, hoping he will come home again.

Statesmanlike Schoolgirl

Colpitts Settlement, NB


Beautiful coin!!


Wish I would have bought three more before they were sold out!

Coins are cool

Vancouver island, B.C.


touching to our military family


we all know how difficult it is to leave family for a long time frame especially going to war. this coin shows that feeling


Calgary , AB


"So much Hype...I expected more"


As a collector of Canadian themes I was so looking forward to this coin. When it arrived I felt a little let down as I was expecting something larger. I wanted the figures to jump out, almost in 3D. Although not totally disappointed I do feel a bit let down especially after the hype this coin was given in the TV ads.

Sunnybrae Kid

Salmon Arm, BC


love the coloring


we loved the idea behind the picture. it is a collectable we love




a little expensive


for my collection differ from others the price


trois rivieres quebec


Great to own.


The depiction of a family is touching. That little boy says it all.

Sir Archie.

Winnipeg, Manitoba.


wait for me daddy


very nice coin


Wynyard Sask


Opportunity knocks


Target gift. Well received and appreciated. Thank you




1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin - Wait for Me Daddy - Mintage: 10000 (2014)

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  • No.132620
  • Mintage10,000
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 15.87
  • Diameter (mm) 34
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value10 dollars
  • ArtistInspired by the iconic photograph known as “Wait for Me, Daddy,” which was taken on October 1, 1940, in New Westminster, B.C. by photographer Claude Dettloff. (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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