10 oz. Fine Silver Coin - 100th Anniversary of the Declaration of the First World War - Mintage: 1,000 (2014)

10 oz. Fine Silver Coin - 100th Anniversary of the Declaration of the First World War - Mintage: 1,000 (2014)

$899.95 CAD
Mintage: 1,000
Canada and US only

RARE: 10 oz. fine silver coin!

During the First World War, the final view that tens of thousands of soldiers had after leaving port in the city of Québec was the soaring cliffs of the Gaspe Peninsula. A similar sight awaited those who departed from Halifax (Nova Scotia); they too would watch Canada’s rugged coastline disappear behind the horizon.

Would they ever see their loved ones again? What trials lay ahead? One can only guess the thoughts that percolated in the soldiers’ minds as they crossed the Atlantic Ocean.

Britain had declared war on Germany on August 4, 1914, and by October, the largest convoy Canada had ever seen was on its way. This coin captures the scene that played out on countless ships as they headed to sea. Its design lures the viewer in to experience firsthand a scene that touches the heart as much today as it did 100 years ago.

A commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the declaration of the First World War–an international conflict which would set the scene for countless stories of tragedy, courage and triumph. These helped shape Canada’s international reputation, and would ultimately result in its coming of age as a nation.

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Special features:
•   Crafted from 99.99% pure silver, this 10-ounce $100 silver coin is a rarity for the Royal Canadian Mint, last seen in over 15 years ago.
•   The design commemorates the 100th anniversary of the declaration of the First World War. The reverse image is an emotional tribute to those who left their homeland–and their loved ones–to serve as part of the First Contingent of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.
•   A rear view offers viewers the same sights as the pensive soldier, thereby immersing them in the moment as though they, too, were peering at their homeland for what could be the last time.
•   Your coin is GST/HST exempt with a limited worldwide mintage.

This coin captures a poignant moment as a departing soldier takes one last look at the Canadian coastline. It is October 1914 and the SS Megantic is among the ships transporting the first Canadian troops to British soil in the early days of the First World War. One soldier is leaning against the stern’s guard rail, his back momentarily turned on his shipmates who have gathered on the deck. With the Canadian Red Ensign softly flapping in the breeze overhead, the soldier takes a long look at the soaring cliffs of the Gaspe Peninsula as the ship brings him closer to the battles that surely lie ahead. Sadly, this sight would prove to be the last glimpse of Canada for many of its brave soldiers, whose personal sacrifices during the war would do much to shape the nation.

Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-maple presentation case with a black beauty box.

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Beautiful large coin with low mintage


Add to my own collection


Seattle, WA USA


other than overpriced, very beautiful


A gift for grandson.It has nice detail and commemorates an event that he may investigate further once he is older.




Exquisite design, execution and strike


I couldn't be happier with this coin. The design is uniquely Canadian, with the Gaspe Peninsula looming in the background. The different finishes used on the coin give it a 3-dimensional quality, especially the clouds and textures of the waves. I hope that this will be the first coin in a series of related themes commemorating the enormous sacrifices made by Canada in WWI. The execution of the strike is flawless: if I were to have it graded, I'm positive it would be a PF-70 by NGC or PCGS. The presentation of the coin is also excellent. The RCM is to be congratulated for adopting the same type of case and boxing as the Perth Mint and US Mint. I was amazed at how well it was done and hope this marks the start of a trend that the RCM will follow for other coins. Overall, this is a must-have coin for any student of military history and is beautifully executed. Excellent work, RCM!


Huntington Beach, CA


Standout coin


This is the standout coin of my collection - a real eye-catcher. Not just for its size but also for its depiction of the cliffs of Forillon at the tip of the Gaspe peninsula and the soldier gazing out over the rail. Everyone who enters my home notices this coin. The beautiful case really enhances the effect. It was a real squeeze to afford this coin but with family connections to the Gaspe I had to go for it and I have zero regrets. Now if only I could afford one of the 1 kg coins...


NB, Canada


I like the low mintage


This coin will be my prized posession.


Newmarket, Ontario


10 oz. Fine Silver Coin - 100th Anniversary of the Declaration of the First World War - Mintage: 1000 (2014)

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  • No.130518
  • Mintage1,000
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 311.5
  • Diameter (mm) 76.20
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value100 dollars
  • ArtistYves Bérubé (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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