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Canada 2018 First World War I Allies #3 - France with King George V World War I Allied Forces WWI $20 Pure Silver Proof with 24-Karat Gold-Plating L08

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Canada. Newfoundland. Great Britain. France. Four staunch allies, one last push.  Commemorate the finals days of World War I on this one troy ounce pure silver military proof, beautifully enhanced with 24-karat gold!

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of First World War, Talisman Coins is proud to bring you the military-themed World War I Allied Forces Series! Each one troy ounce, pure silver proof coin remembers a specific action fought by one of the Allies (Canada, Newfoundland, France and Great Britain)! Each coin features 24-karat gold plating and the wartime monarch, King George V, too!

In 1918, the Allies launched the offensive that led to an armistice which ultimately brought an end to the war. Even in the last days of the First World War, Allied forces would find strength in unity. The First World War: Allies series reflects on the collaborative efforts of a republic, an empire and two of her dominions - four of the many allies bound by duty and heroism. Each coin features a highly detailed engraved vignette that shows a different side of the war, paired with a gold-plated insignia that is the embodiment of each participant’s sacrifices and courage in a combat that forever changed the world and led to the even larger global conflagration known as World War II.

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Get the complete 4-coin series!

    1)  Canada
    2)  Newfoundland
    3)  France
    4)  Great Britain

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The Allies: France

The gold-plated insignia of the French infantry is a symbol of hard-fought victories in such places as Verdun, the site of the longest and costliest battle; along the Marne, where "les Poilus" helped turn the tide of war in 1918; and a month later at Amiens, where French, British, Canadian, Australian and American forces took part in a coordinated offensive that finally ended the mud-soaked stalemate nightmare of trench warfare.

But above the trenches that left their scars on the face of France and Belgium, the First World War also accelerated the development of a key component of modern warfare: aircraft. Barely a decade after the first powered flight, aeroplanes that were still regarded as a novelty quickly evolved from reconnaissance flyers to machine gun-equipped fighters — and France was at the forefront of aviation progress, with its escadrilles and fighter pilots fighting for control of the skies until the very end.

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The Design
First World War Battlefront Reverse - King George V Gold-Platedtransports you to the Western Front and in the trenches that defined the First World War. On the faces of the French soldiers ("les Poilus"), the expression is one of hope and wonder as they lift their gaze up to the sky, where their fellow countrymen have taken flight to battle for air superiority. While the setting is a stirring reminder of the French Army's victories and sacrifices in battle, the aircraft of the Aéronautique Militaire also salutes the legacy of French aviators and engineers, who were at the forefront of progress as aviation evolved from novelty to military necessity. Selective gold plating highlights the infantry insignia of the French Army, represented by the flaming bomb bearing the letters "RF" (République Française). The selectively gold-plated reverse features the effigy of King George V by Sir E. B. MacKennal.

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Technology Note - Gold Plating
The Royal Canadian Mint’s proprietary selective gold plating process is the most advanced in the world, resulting in unparalleled precision and beauty.

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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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Designed by Canadian artist Pandora Young, this coin places you at the heart of the action during World War I, in the muddy trenches that defined the war on the Western Front. The dual dates commemorate the centennial.

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A frosted cameo portrait of His Majesty, King George V, in profile facing left (highlighted in 24-karat selective gold plating). 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. The denomination is also indicated.

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

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Country Canada
Year of Issue 2018
Face Value 20 Dollars
Weight 31.39 g
Diameter 38 mm
Mintage Limit      5,000
Finish Proof with 24-Karat Gold Plating
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
Artist Pandora Young
Certificate Individually Numbered


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