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Canada 2017 World War II Battlefront Series #3 - Battle of Dieppe - Raid on Dieppe and King George VI Second World War $20 Pure Silver Proof L03

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Get the third release in this popular military series: World War II Battlefront! Allied soldiers heroically raid the heavily defended Nazi port of Dieppe on France's Atlantic coast in 1942, during the Second World War, on this pure silver, military proof!

In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Second World War, Talisman Coins is proud to bring you the military-themed World War II Battlefront Series! Each one troy ounce, pure silver proof coin highlights a specific battle during the years 1939 to 1945, when the entire globe was locked in the mortal struggle of freedom versus tyranny. The reverse of each coin replicates the original portrait of King George VI, the wartime monarch during World War II, as found on found on Canadian coinage of the era.

    #1 - Battle of Britain, 1940
    #2 - Battle of Hong Kong, 1941
    #3 - Raid on Dieppe, 1942

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Raid on Dieppe Outer BoxThe third coin in the WWII Battlefront Series depicts the Battle of Dieppe, also known as the Dieppe Raid or the Raid on Dieppe.

In a surprise attack on Nazi-held France, Allied forces came by sea and by air on August 19, 1942. Nearly 5,000 Canadians were at the forefront of “Operation Jubilee,” when Allied forces (including British, American and Free French troops) launched a large-scale assault on the occupied French port of Dieppe on the Atlantic coast. It was to be Canada’s first armed offensive onto the European mainland. But against a well-fortified enemy, and with many cock-ups happening, Canada suffered its heaviest single-day losses of the Second World War. This pure silver coin honors the valorous spirit of the Canadians who fought at Dieppe, and their selfless acts of heroism against all odds.

Please see the article below the blue Specifications box lower in this listing for more details about the heroic Raid on Dieppe in August 1942.

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An Original Work of Military Art
The meticulously detailed design by Canadian artist Alan Daniel employs a first-person perspective to bring the viewer into the midst of the action on the fateful morning of August 19, 1942, during World War II. 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, which quickly becomes a focal point for the Canadians, who must struggle up the rocky beach and pass two lines of razor wire, all the 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.

Please see the article below the blue Specifications box lower in this listing for more details about the heroic Raid on Dieppe in August 1942.

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Technology Note - Purity
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 one troy ounce silver coin is 99.99% pure!

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Obverse

Canada 2017 World War II Battlefront Series #3 - Battle of Dieppe - Raid on Dieppe in BoxThe meticulously detailed design by Canadian artist Alan Daniel employs a first-person perspective to bring the viewer into the midst of the action on the fateful morning of August 19, 1942, during World War II. The dual dates 1942-2017 mark the anniversary. The denomination is also indicated.

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Reverse
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in profile facing right. This portrait, the fourth effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian Coinage, was executed by the artist Susanna Blunt. The legend ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God") also appears.

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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 fully illustrated outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2017
   
Face Value 20 Dollars
Weight 31.39 g
Diameter 38 mm
Mintage Limit      10,000
   
Finish Proof
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Alan Daniel
Certificate Individually Numbered

The Dieppe Raid - August 1942
The Dieppe Raid, also known as the Battle of Dieppe, Operation Rutter during planning stages, and by its final official code-name Operation Jubilee, was an Allied attack on the German-occupied port of Dieppe during the Second World War. The raid took place on the northern coast of France on 19 August 1942. The assault began at 5:00 a.m., and by 10:50 a.m. the Allied commanders were forced to call a retreat. Over 6,000 infantrymen, predominantly Canadian, were supported by The Calgary Regiment of the 1st Canadian Tank Brigade and a strong force of Royal Navy and smaller Royal Air Force landing contingents. It involved 5,000 Canadians, 1,000 British troops, and 50 United States Army Rangers.

Objectives included seizing and holding a major port for a short period, both to prove that it was possible and to gather intelligence. Upon retreat, the Allies also wanted to destroy coastal defenses, port structures and all strategic buildings. The raid had the added objectives of boosting morale and demonstrating the firm commitment of the United Kingdom to open a western front in Europe.

Virtually none of these objectives were met. Allied fire support was grossly inadequate and the raiding force was largely trapped on the beach by obstacles and German fire. Less than 10 hours after the first landings, the last Allied troops had all been either killed, evacuated, or left behind to be captured by the Germans. Instead of a demonstration of resolve, the bloody fiasco showed the world that the Allies could not hope to invade France for a long time. Some intelligence successes were achieved, including electronic intelligence.

Of the 6,086 men who made it ashore, 3,367 (almost 60%) were either killed, wounded or captured.[4] The Royal Air Force failed to lure the Luftwaffe into open battle, and lost 106 aircraft (at least 32 to flak or accidents), compared to 48 lost by the Luftwaffe.[5] The Royal Navy lost 33 landing craft and one destroyer. The events at Dieppe influenced preparations for the North African (Operation Torch) and Normandy landings (Operation Overlord).

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