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2017 $2 Special Wrap Roll: The Battle of Vimy Ridge

2017 $2 Special Wrap Roll: The Battle of Vimy Ridge

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$79.95 CAD
Mintage: 10,000
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Canada remembers Vimy. Order your special wrap roll today.

In the spring of 1917, the Allies launched a new offensive on the Western Front, where all four divisions of the Canadian Corps were ordered to capture the heavily fortified Vimy Ridge. For the first time ever, regiments from all across Canada fought side-by-side to secure victory using an innovative tactic known as a creeping barrage.

A poignant addition to your coin display. Order today.

Special features:
  • HONOURS THOSE WHO HAVE FOUGHT IN TIMES OF WAR: On the 100th anniversary of The Battle of Vimy Ridge, your $2 special wrap roll continues a proud Royal Canadian Mint tradition of paying tribute to the men and women who have served our country, and honouring all those who have fought in times of war.
  • SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE WRAP: Each coin roll includes twenty-five 2-dollar coins in a special commemorative wrap.
  • LIMITED MINTAGE WORLDWIDE: Limited to 10,000 rolls worldwide.
  • EACH COIN INCLUDES A SPECIAL SECURITY FEATURE: On the reverse, the maple leaves are uniquely engraved in a way that ensures the authenticity of each coin.

Design:

Designed by Canadian artist Tony Bianco, the coin features the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in Vimy, France, flanked by a First World War soldier on the left and a veteran soldier on the right.

Historical Information:

In April 1917, the Canadian Corps stormed the German-held fortress of France's seven-kilometer-long Vimy Ridge. After four hard fought days, soldiers from across Canada seized the ridge. The Battle of Vimy Ridge stand as one of the most significant events in Canadian military history, and is an enduring symbol of Canada's contributions during the First World War.

Order your special wrap roll today.

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Specifications

  • No.165436
  • Mintage10,000
  • Compositionouter ring: three-ply nickel finish plated steel; inner core: brass-plated aluminum bronze
  • Finishcirculation
  • Weight (g) 6.99
  • Diameter (mm) 28
  • Edgeinterrupted serrations
  • Certificaten/a
  • Face value2 dollars
  • ArtistTony Bianco (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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