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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:
Starts shipping on Jan-21-2019
Canada and US only
91% 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.
  • NO GST/HST!
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

yes

5

low mintage

alfi

chicagp il.

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Nice classic design commemorating Canadian history.

5

Was a gift for a family member. Super pleased with the classic design. First time buying a coin with gold plating - very nice effect. Ordered coin on 'Black Friday' as a Christmas gift. Was disappointed that it would only ship in January 2019. However, the Mint shipped early and received it one day later on December 21. Great recovery - was so happy to see the reaction when opened Christmas Day!

DJ

Riverview, NB

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Beautiful tribute to the monument

5

Amazing details and finish. A very appropriate design to honour the monument. A very nice clear image of the queen as well. Very happy with this coin.

J

Midhurst, Ontario.

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I would buy this product again

4

Nil

Nil

SW Ontario

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It is beautiful.

5

For my personal collection

Sam

Alberta. Canada

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I would buy this again!

4

Good quality.

LI

Red Deer

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Proof Silver Dollar

5

We have bought our son a proof silver dollar for his birthday every year since he was one. Twenty four coins later, he looks forward to receiving them every year.

DDM

Windsor, Ontario

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Very good item and value for collectors

4

Pleased with decision to purchase from the Royal Canadian Mint.

Who's the coach?

Toronto

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Great gift

5

For my grandsons 18th birthday. I love the symbolism .

Bubs

Toronto

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Memorable design

5

Happy with purchase

Don

Saint John, NB

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166534en

4.7 130

96.8

Hi there. I see that their is no "Add to Cart" for this coin. Is it sold out? Can I have it added to my order? Thank you, Andy

AC

Hello and thank you for asking. The 2018 Special Edition Proof Silver Dollar - 100th Anniversary of the Armistice of the First World War is available to purchase.

Chantal

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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