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2019 Pure Silver 7-Coin Proof Set - 75th Anniversary of D-Day

2019 Pure Silver 7-Coin Proof Set - 75th Anniversary of D-Day

$234.95 CAD

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Mintage: 15,000
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Commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day with the 2019 pure silver proof set. Order today.

They carried the weight of history with them. On June 6, 1944, about 14,000 Canadians stormed Juno Beach during the Allied landings in Normandy. Coming under heavy enemy fire, Canadian forces advanced farther inland that day than any other Allied landing force—but success on D-Day was only the beginning of a longer, hard-fought campaign.

Your seven-piece pure silver proof set features an exclusive gold-plated version of the 2019 Proof Dollar, which commemorates the 75th anniversary of D-Day by putting a touchingly human face on a key historic event.

Your coin set is among our best-sellers every year since 1971. Continue the tradition and order your coin set today.

Special features:
  • INCLUDES OUR FLAGSHIP COIN: A bestseller since 1971, the annual pure silver proof set is one of the most sought-after coin sets issued by the Royal Canadian Mint. The 2019 edition proof dollar commemorates the 75th anniversary of D-Day (June 6, 1944).
  • A SET EXCLUSIVE! Includes a selectively gold-plated version of the 2019 Proof Dollar that is only available as part of this set.
  • A DIFFERENT TAKE ON HISTORY: The highly detailed design on your selectively gold-plated proof dollar puts a human face on an event that changed the course of history. It is a tribute to the courage of every Canadian who stepped off the landing crafts and waded into enemy fire.
  • A FIRST STEP: The 2019 selectively gold-plated proof dollar is your first step in a year-long journey of commemoration and remembrance that stretches across several coins. Our young soldier's story is part of Canada's story in the Battle of Normandy, and it continues on a 14-karat gold coin ("A Footstep in Time").
  • AN IMAGE OF SOUND: On your 2019 selectively gold-plated proof dollar, a sequence of dots and dashes represents the letter V (for "Victory") in Morse code—a nod to radio broadcasts that announced the Allied landings.
  • REMEMBERING CANADA'S ROLE: Canadians played an important role on D-Day and throughout the Battle of Normandy. This coin set is our way of honouring their legacy.
  • LIMITED MINTAGE: Only 15,000 coin sets are available worldwide.
  • EVERY CANADIAN DENOMINATION IS REPRESENTED IN YOUR SET: Includes the 50-cent coin.
  • INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE: The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coin sets.
  • 99.99% PURE SILVER: Your coin set has been expertly crafted in 99.99% pure silver with a proof finish that accentuates every detail to stunning effect.
  • GENUINE LEATHER BOOK-STYLE: Beautifully presented in a genuine leather book-style that offers an elegant way to proudly showcase your coins.
  • NO GST/HST!

Proof dollar design:

Designed by Tony Bianco, your proof dollar steps back in time to the morning of June 6, 1944, as the first wave of Canadian troops storms Juno Beach. The scene shares the same inspiration as the Juno Beach Centre Association's D-Day anniversary logo; it re-creates a moment caught on film when the North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment landed on Nan Red Beach (La Rive Plage). Highlighted by selective gold plating, an infantry soldier has a strained expression on his face after surveying what lies ahead—this is his first real combat experience. A reassuring pat is a touching moment of humanity and a gesture of solidarity amid enemy fire and fear, while the wedding ring is a reminder of loved ones back home. In the sky above, a sequence of dots and dashes represent the letter V (for "Victory") in Morse code; they allude to the radio broadcasts that announced the Allied landings that day. The reverse includes the word "CANADA", the double dates "1944" and "2019", and the face value "DOLLAR". The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Did you know…
  • It was one of the most carefully prepared operations of the war
    All forces (air, ground and naval) underwent intensive training to eliminate potential communication or logistic issues. By May 1944, troops, aircraft, ships, vehicles, supplies and equipment had secretly amassed in southeast England. Prefabricated harbours known as Mulberries were built for unloading cargo and underwater pipelines (Pluto) were put into place to convey fuel and oil across the English Channel.
  • Code-name: Juno
    Until the morning of June 5, troops only knew their landing destination by code name: Utah and Omaha Beaches (American forces) in the west; Gold Beach (British forces) and Sword Beach (British and French forces) in the east; and in the centre, Juno Beach (14,000 Canadian and 8,000 British forces).
  • The fleet
    From battleships and destroyers to landing craft infantry (LCIs) and transport ships, nearly 7,000 Allied vessels took part in the assault phase known as Operation Neptune.
  • Weather was a key factor
    The landings were originally scheduled for June 5, 1944, when a full moon would help illuminate the enemy's defences. But a storm front moved in on June 4 and the landings were postponed. The weather improved on June 5, but it wasn't ideal either: many of the troops got seasick during the rough Channel crossing.
  • Morse signal
    "V" for Victory (or "victoire") began as a symbol of defiance and resistance in Occupied Belgium, and it quickly spread to other countries. BBC radio broadcasts transmitted the letter V in Morse code, with a "dot dot dot dash" sequence that resembled the opening notes of Beethoven's famous Fifth Symphony. 

Packaging:

Your set includes a numbered certificate with detailed coin specifications—your proof of ownership for this low mintage premium proof set and evidence that each coin has been individually inspected by our resident quality assurance specialists. Your 99.99% pure silver proof set comes in an elegant genuine leather book-style packaging that complements your beautiful coins.

Order your 99.99% pure silver coin set today.

Juno Beach Centre Association's D-Day anniversary logo.
The coin image shares the same inspiration as the Juno Beach Centre Association's D-Day anniversary logo; it recreates a moment caught on film when the North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment landed on Nan Red Beach (La Rive Plage). www.junobeach.org/juno75/

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Specifications

  • No.170630

2 dollars

  • Composition99.99% pure silver with gold-plated inner core
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 9
  • Diameter (mm) 28
  • Edgeinterrupted serrations
  • ArtistBrent Townsend (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

1 dollar

  • Composition99.99% pure silver, gold plated
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 7.89
  • Diameter (mm) 26.5
  • Edgeplain
  • ArtistRobert-Ralph Carmichael (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

50 cents

  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 9.25
  • Diameter (mm) 27.13
  • Edgereeded
  • ArtistCathy Sabourin (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

25 cents

  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 6
  • Diameter (mm) 23.88
  • Edgereeded
  • ArtistEmanuel Hahn (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

10 cents

  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 2.45
  • Diameter (mm) 18.05
  • Edgereeded
  • ArtistEmanuel Hahn (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

5 cents

  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 5.4
  • Diameter (mm) 21.2
  • Edgeplain
  • ArtistG.E. Kruger Gray (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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