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Canada 2014 D-Day Normandy Invasion 70th Anniversary - World War II Infantryman Landings - June 6 1944 - King George VI Portrait $10 Pure Silver Proof

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A phenomenal and artistic point-of-view perspective puts you on the beach at Normandy as the Allied infantrymen and GIs go ashore on the Longest Day, D-Day, June 6th, 1944 on this affordable, low mintage silver proof.

Sold out at the Mint! In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, this finely detailed coin offers a unique first-person perspective of the peril faced by Canadian soldiers during their landing at Juno Beach. The detailed design serves as a heartfelt tribute to the Allied veterans of the Second World War, and their enduring legacy of service and sacrifice in Normandy and beyond. The year 2014 marks the 70th anniversary the Allied attack on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day.

We love this coin!
    First-person point of view perspective puts you on the beach as the GIs leave their landing craft and wade ashore!
    D-Day was the beginning of the end for the Nazis and Hitler's Fortress Europa.
    Minted in pure silver with a proof finish, in full numismatic packaging.
    Reverse features a portrait not of Queen Elizabeth II, but of King George VI, king during World War II!
    Incredibly low mintage of just 8,000 and incredible affordability!

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Normany LandingThe Longest Day
This rousing scened by Canadian artist Maskull Lasserre transports the viewer back in time to the morning of June 6, 1944 (forever after known as D-Day) with a unique first-person perspective that puts the viewer in the heart of the action. Canadian infantry soldiers are seen in full battle gear as they disembark from a Landing Craft Assault (LCA) vehicle and make their way across the surf to Juno Beach. In the foreground, one soldier looks on while another at left looks back at the viewer, who is about to follow the others into the low Atlantic tide. The precariously angled horizon in the background recreates the rough sea conditions, as the transport vehicle and its occupants are tossed about by tall waves just off the shores of Normandy.

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The Long-Awaited Invasion Begins
Normandy AssaultD-Day, the Sixth of June, 1944. Troops from Canada, Great Britain, the United States and other Allied nations stormed the beaches of Normandy in the long-awaited assault against Hitler's Fortress Europa. The sacrifice was great, with casualties numbering around 10,000 on the first day alone. But D-Day represented the beginning of the end for the Nazi regime, and with its demise the return of peace to Europe.

The Normandy invasion was the largest one-day amphibious attack ever, involving the coordinated assault of over 130,000 Allied troops and nearly 200,000 navy and support personnel! The invasion plans required delicate alignments of moonlight, tides and weather, and poor weather conditions in the days leading up to June 6 nearly scuttled the plans. A brief improvement for the date allowed the invasion to proceed, and even provided some false sense of security amongst the German generals, who believed the invasion unlikely due to the prevailing weather patterns.

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Canada 2014 D-Day 70th Anniversary $10 Proof in boxPurity Note
The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. The RCM is also the only mint in the world to issue commemorative coins in a .9999 fineness. This silver matte proof is 99.99% pure!

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Obverse
Designed by Canadian artist Maskull Lasserre, the point of view perspective puts you on the beach as the GIs leave their landing craft and wade ashore! The date and denomination are also indicated.

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Reverse
A frostred cameo portrait of King George VI, the wartime monarch of Great Britain during the Second World War.


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Packaging

The coin is encapsulated inside a burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by a black outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2014
   
Face Value Ten Dollars
Weight 15.87 g
Diameter 34.00 mm
Mintage Limit     8,000
   
Finish Proof
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Serrated (milled, reeded)
   
Artist Maskull Lasserre
Certificate Individually Numbered

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