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2018 Special Edition Proof Silver Dollar - 100th Anniversary of the Armistice of the First World War

2018 Special Edition Proof Silver Dollar - 100th Anniversary of the Armistice of the First World War

$69.95 CAD
Mintage: 15,000
STATUS:
Canada and US only
83% SOLD! 

The eleventh hour. The eleventh day. The eleventh month.

November 11, 1918: A date synonymous with peace and remembrance in the minds of Canadians. On that day 100 years ago, the armistice signed near Compiègne, France, went into effect at 11 a.m., marking the end of hostilities and unleashing a wave of relief across a world that was thirsting for peace after four long, devastating years of war. We commemorate the centennial of the Armistice of 1918 with a symbolic celebration of peace. The selectively gold-plated reverse of our 2018 Special Edition Proof Dollar harkens back to coins from that era, with a classically styled design featuring peace laurels and Corinthian-styled columns that form the number “11”—a number that carries great historical weight here as a group of three, to represent the moment when a great silence fell over the battlefields of the First World War.

Commemorate the centennial of the Armistice of 1918 with a symbolic celebration of peace. Order today.

Special features:
  • HOMAGE TO PEACE: Your coin commemorates the centennial of the Armistice of 1918, or, more specifically, the moment the battlefields of the First World War suddenly went silent.
  • TRIBUTE TO OUR COMBATANTS: Anchoring the peace laurels, the maple leaf pays homage to all Canadian and Newfoundlander combatants, whose courage and sacrifices are on the minds of Canadians each year on November 11, during a moment of silence observed at 11 a.m.
  • CLASSIC LOOK: The classically styled design channels the spirit of a nation at that moment in time, and harkens back to the coins of the era.
  • SELECTIVELY GOLD PLATED: A touch of gold plating creates an elegant contrast, further enhancing an already eye-catching design.
  • MODERN FINISHES: Against the luminous proof background, the engraved elements are brought to life by multiple finishes that add emotional weight to each symbolic element—from the radiant rays of hope to the towering “11” columns, and the emblem of our combatants.
  • INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.
  • PURE SILVER! Your coin is crafted from 99.99% pure silver and includes selective gold plating.
  • GST/HST EXEMPT! Your coin is GST/HST exempt.
Design:

Harkening back to the coins of the era, your coin’s design by artist Jamie Desrochers channels a nation’s spirit in 1918 while paying tribute to the hour, day and month that the Armistice went into effect. The numeral “11” appears three times to represent the eleventh hour, the eleventh day and the eleventh month: November 11, 11 a.m., or the exact moment the guns fell silent. Backed by rays of hope that fill the field, the selectively gold-plated “11” resembles Corinthian-styled columns rising up from atop a grand staircase, with an overall form that faintly echoes the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France. Peace laurels symbolize the Armistice and the ensuing peace, while the gold-plated maple leaf proudly pays homage to the Canadian and Newfoundlander combatants of the First World War. Framed by the gold-plated rim, the reverse also includes the engraved word “CANADA”, the commemorative dates “1918–2018” and the face value “DOLLAR”. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Did you know…
  • The Armistice represented a ceasefire, not the formal end of the First World War—that came with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919.
  • In the early morning hours of November 11, German and Allied representatives met in a railcar near Compiègne, France, to sign the armistice. The agreement came into effect six hours later, at 11 a.m. Paris time.
  • “Armistice Day” was first observed in 1919—in fact, from 1919 to 1930, Armistice Day and Thanksgiving were celebrated on the same day in Canada. In 1931, a bill was passed to move Thanksgiving to October and give Armistice Day (re-named Remembrance Day to honour the combatants) a fixed date of November 11.

Packaging:

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

Order today!

Reviews

111111

5

display it

Shelley

Saskatchewan

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Great purchase

4

Love it a part of my collection and display

Rcs

Whitby, On

Really lovely commemoration of the end of World War 1.

4

Bought for a birthday gift

Nat

Kingston On

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i would buy other products

5

great to have as a souvenir, the future value is secondary.

none

edmonton - alberta - canada

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Perfect timing for the introduction of this product.

5

My son was a Queen's Ranger many years ago - today he works at a Retirement Residence as a chef. Sunday, Nov 11th was his day off, but he told me that there would be celebrations at his place of work and he wanted to go there, all dressed up in his old uniform to thank the veterans, who resided there, some were wearing their uniforms too. They were quite surprised to see their chef in a uniform and they were very pleased to see him. Needless to say, I was extremely proud of him having done all this on his own and from his heart. To remember THAT occasion for him, I gave him the coin which luckily arrived a few days earlier.

Big G

Aurora, Canada

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I would buy again

5

Give coins at Christmas to Grand kids and great grand kids every year for the past 15 years. This year 13 coins

Cool Grandpa

Cobalt Pntario

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Yes

5

I am a bit of a collector. Appreciate the remembrance of the end of the First World War. The world doesn't seem to have learned much.

Katydid

Stouffville, ON

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Armistice Coin 11 cubed

5

Beautiful design

K Suds

Kingston

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Beautiful coin. Wonderful tribute. Thank you.

5

It was donated to Branch 238 of the Royal Canadian Legion.

Andrea

Ontario, Canada

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Strong recommendation on Mint.Ca

5

Collecting select pueces

FrenchCollector

Montréal

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166534en

4.7 89

96.5

What picture is on the reverse of the 1918-2018 silver dollar? Why not say it?

none

Hello and thank you for asking. The description of the reverse is provided for you in the special features on the same page.

Chantal

Do you sell the W.W.1 166534 armistice 1 dollar proof coin into New Zealand as i would like to buy a couple, or do you know where i can get them.

Paul

Hello Paul and thank you for asking. We only ship to Canada and the continental U.S.

Chantal

Why is this coin not 31 grams.. full ounce of silver? it is highly decorative

shiny gold

Hi Shiny, The Special Edition Proof Dollar is always 36mm at 23.17g. It's a standard at the Mint!

Jamie (Product Team)

Specifications

  • No.166534
  • Mintage15,000
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 23.17
  • Diameter (mm) 36.07
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value1 dollar
  • ArtistJamie Desrochers (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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