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2017 Canadian $20 Second World War Battlefront Series: The Battle of Dieppe - 1 oz Fine Silver Coin

Item: #2017WW2BATTLEDIEPPE20D    |    Mfr: Royal Canadian Mint    |   #147819

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2017 Canadian $20 Second World War Battlefront Series: The Battle of Dieppe - 1 oz Fine Silver Coin

Face Value: $20
Mintage: 7,500
Composition: 99.99% Silver
Weight (g): 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Finish: Proof

On the morning of August 19, 1942, the Allies launched "Operation Jubilee" in an attempt to gain a temporary foothold in Occupied Europe. The planned raid on the French port town of Dieppe was to be Canada's first army offensive in Europe, with nearly 5,000 Canadians forming the main ground assault force. But coastal defences were strong, and manned by an enemy on a heightened state of alert because of moon and tides, both in the town and on the cliffs overlooking the landing sites.  Coming under heavy fire, the landing force suffered the Canadian Army's heaviest single-day losses of the Second World War, with 3,350 casualties out of a contingent of 4,963—including an estimated 1,950 who were taken prisoner.

A poignant addition to your military-themed coin display. Order your commemorative coin today.

Special features:
A HEARTFELT TRIBUTE TO THE VALOROUS SPIRIT OF CANADIANS: History remembers the Dieppe Raid for hard military lessons learned at a great cost. Your pure silver coin pays a heartfelt tribute to the valorous spirit of Canadians who bravely fought on the beaches and in the skies, and their acts of heroism against all odds.
COMMEMORATES CANADA'S ROLE IN KEY BATTLES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR: Your coin is a commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid, where Canadians played a foremost role in an ill-fated attack on the enemy's coastal defences in Occupied France.
FINE DETAILS: Your coin is struck with fine details which showcase the Royal Canadian Mint's world-class artistry and skillful engraving.
FEATURES A FIRST-PERSON PERSPECTIVE: Your commemorative coin features a first-person perspective of the landing at White Beach.
INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE: The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. Most of these are serialized certifications, meaning that each certificate is given a unique number, starting at 1.
EFFIGY OF KING GEORGE VI: Your coin features the effigy of King George VI by T. H. Paget.
1-OUNCE 99.99% PURE SILVER COIN: Your coin is GST/HST exempt!

Designed by Canadian artist Alan Daniel, your coin uses a first-person perspective to bring the viewer into the midst of the action on the fateful morning of August 19, 1942. Disembarking from the landing craft, the soldiers of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry rush onto the main beach area (dubbed "White Beach") during the frontal assault on the occupied French town of Dieppe. In the engraved background is the well-fortified casino—this becomes a focal point for the Canadians, who must struggle up the rocky beach and pass two lines of razor wire while under relentless enemy fire. In the distant sky, the bombers and fighter planes of the Royal Air Force and the Royal Canadian Air Force are faintly seen as they engage enemy aircraft to support the ground assault. The intensity of the fight and the barrage of fire are visible in the explosions along the seawall, and in the tense expression on the face of the soldier in the foreground. Clutching his Lee Enfield rifle in one hand, this brave Canadian rushes into action but briefly turns his head towards the viewer, urging us to press forward and join the fray. The obverse features the effigy of King George VI by T. H. Paget.

Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a graphic beauty box.

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