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Canada 2018 World War I Angel of Victory - 100th Anniversary of the 1918 First World War Armistice Allegory and King George V $100 10 Troy Ounce Pure Silver Proof L04 - MINTAGE 750

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BIG SILVER! Remember the 1918 Armistice of the "War to End All Wars" with the Angel of Victory on this HUGE 10 troy ounce pure silver cameo frosted proof! With a mintage of just 750, this is an exclusive and prestigious collecting opportunity!

MINTAGE JUST 750 - TRULY RARE!

Investment Opportunity!Signed in 1918 “on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleven month,” the Armistice of Compiègne put an end to hostilities during the First World War. Sadly, more than 66,000 men and women from Canada and Newfoundland lost their lives in the Great War. To honor their memory, This ultra low mintage (just 750), huge 10 troy ounce pure silver proof commemorates the centennial of the Armistice with a powerful scene that speaks of a nation’s pride and grief, and recalls the cost of the “War to End All Wars.”

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A Dramatic Depiction of the Angel of Victory!
The_Battle_of_Vimy_Ridge_First_World_War_I_The_Taking_Of_Vimy_Ridge_Easter_Monday_1917_oil_painting_by_War_Artist_Canadian_Richard_JackTo mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of Compiègne (November 11, 1918) that marked the cessation of hostilities, the design by Pandora Young brings together several design elements that are rooted in history.

The design’s focal point is a rarely-seen overhead view of the Angel of Victory statue, one of three identical bronze memorials created by Montreal-based sculptor Coeur de Lion MacCarthy. Here, the statue is a powerful reminder of the human cost of the war, embodied by the fallen infantry soldier held by an ascending angel, who also holds the laurel wreath of victory in her left hand. The two figures overlap the frame, which was inspired by Canada’s one-cent circulation coin at the time of the First World War. The wreath of 16 maple leaves represents a contemporary twist on the maple vine design seen on all Canadian pennies between 1858 and 1920, while two rings of dots – one with 100 dots, the other with 140 – are kept intact from W.H.J. Blakemore’s classic design. The dual dates 1918-2018 commemorate the centennial of the Armistice. The reverse features the effigy of the wartime monarch, King George V by Sir Edward B. MacKennal, as used on Canadian coins in the First World War period.

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Weapons of Destruction - World War I
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Purity 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 10 troy ounce silver proof is 99.99% pure!

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Australian and New Zealand troops establish a beachhead during the initial ANZAC landings at ANZAC Cove, the start of the Battle of Gallipoli land campaign in 1915, during the First World War I.Obverse
The design’s focal point is a rarely-seen overhead view of the Angel of Victory statue, one of three identical bronze memorials created by Montreal-based sculptor Coeur de Lion MacCarthy. The dual dates 1918-2018 and the denomination are also indicated.

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Reverse
A frosted cameo portrait of the wartime monarch, His Majesty, King George V, in profile facing left. This portrait was executed by the artist, sculptor and designer Sir E. B. MacKennal. The legend GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: REX ET IND: IMP: (“George V, King and Emperor of India by the Grace of God”) replicates the design of the original coinage of the era.

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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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SpecificationsThe flagship of the British Grand Fleet, the dreadnought HMS Iron Duke, as she appeared at the Battle of Jutland.
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2018
   
Face Value 100 Dollars
Weight 311.54 g
Diameter 76.25 mm
Mintage Limit     750
   
Finish Proof
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Serrated (milled, reeded)
   
Artist Pandora Young
Certificate Individually Numbered

"The War to End All Wars" & the Technology of Death
In President Woodrow Wilson's famous words, the First World War was "the war to end all wars," or such was the hope of a ravaged Europe in 1918. Never before in human history had science and technology been harnessed to such an extent in the service of Death. Never before had war been waged simultaneously in the skies, on the earth, and below the waves. Never before had the world seen the ruinous destruction wrought by airplanes, tanks and submarines. Never before had it witnessed the desolation of trench warfare - the deafening artillery fire, sweeping machine guns mowing down rows of soldiers, and lethal poison gases.

Over 65 million soldiers from around the world served their countries in battle. Historians estimate that up to 10 million lost their lives, while 20 million others were wounded. Today, as the world pays tribute to the last surviving veterans of this terrible conflict, these significant coins will forever honor the legacy of all who fought for freedom.

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