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Year Of The Veteran (2005)

"To go wherever we're needed… To do whatever is asked of us"

In 2005, Canadians reached out to thank our veterans and honour their decades of duty and sacrifice in times of war and peace. The Royal Canadian Mint proudly issued the Year of the Veteran 25-Cent Coin to pay tribute to Canadian veterans, young and old.

These brave men and women are not only those who fought in the World Wars I and II and the Korean War. Amongst them are the younger faces of Canadian Armed Forces personnel who have served in places like Afghanistan and the former Yugoslavia and who foster peace and freedom on behalf of Canada.

The design, by artist Elaine Goble, depicts the profiles of two veterans from different generations, joined by love of their country.

Face value: 25 cents
Composition: three-ply nickel finish plated steel
Weight (g): 4.4
Diameter (mm): 23.88
Edge: serrated
Finish: circulation
Artist: Elaine Goble