New silver dollar honours D-Day

The Royal Canadian Mint’s new silver dollar serves as testament to the brave soldiers who risked all to help Canada and its allies win the Second World War.

In keeping with its tradition of issuing an annual silver dollar to commemorate a story of national significance, the Mint is honouring Canada’s pivotal role in the successful Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 on the 2019 Proof Silver Dollar – 75th Anniversary of D-Day.

Designed by Simcoe-area artist Tony Bianco, the coin depicts Canadians coming ashore under enemy fire. Multiple engravings of the letter “V” for victory in Morse code further illustrate the magnitude of an incredible moment in military history. The victory was a turning point in the war and led to the liberation of Europe and the defeat of Nazi Germany.

Another symbol of the sacrifices made by Canadians on D-Day can be found on the 2019 $100-Karat Gold Coin. A simple boot print on a stretch of beach in Normandy, France remembers those who landed at Juno Beach, site of the Canadian offensive.

Other products, including several mainstays, launching in January include the 2019 $200 Pure Gold Coin – Early Canadian History: Arrival of the Europeans, designed by Alan Daniel; and 2019 gift sets celebrating the themes Born in 2019, Married in 2019, Happy Birthday and O Canada.

Mintages, pricing and background information on each product can be found on the ‘Shop’ tab at www.mint.ca. All of the products can be ordered from the Mint at 1-800-267-1871 or on the Mint’s website. The coins are also available at the Royal Canadian Mint’s boutiques in Ottawa and Winnipeg, as well as through its global network of dealers and distributors, including participating Canada Post outlets.

 

The Royal Canadian Mint’s 2019 Proof Silver Dollar – 75th Anniversary of D-Day (CNW Group/Royal Canadian Mint)

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