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Canada 2018 First World War Allies #1 - Canada with King George V World War I Allied Forces WWI $20 Pure Silver Proof with 24-Karat Gold-Plating L06

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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.

Canada leads the charge on the first coin, where the engraved scene shines the spotlight on the often-overlooked role of cavalry in a war that was increasingly defined by technology and modern machinery.

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

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The Allies: Canada

Canada began the war as a junior partner to Britain but by war’s end was a full-fledged ally with a first-rate fighting force. The first coin in this limited series highlights Canada’s role on the Western Front in 1918, when a return to open warfare allowed the courageous Canadian cavalry to play their intended role in an increasingly mechanized conflict. Selective gold plating adds extra emphasis to the general service shoulder badge worn by Canada’s soldiers in the First World War - a war that accelerated the shift from traditional to modern warfare.

For centuries before it, and still in 1914, the mounted arm was regarded as an essential component of any army. However, trench warfare, and the ensuing stalemate, limited cavalry to reconnaissance and patrol duties. Once the deadlock was broken in 1918, a return to a war of movement finally allowed Canada’s cavalry units to play a greater combat role in places such as Moreuil Wood, Amiens, Cambrai and elsewhere, where they fought in concert with the tanks and armored cars that came to define land warfare in the 20th century.

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The Design
First World War Battlefront Reverse - King George V Gold-PlatedDesigned by Canadian artist Pandora Young, this dramatic coin places the viewer at the heart of the action on the Western Front in 1918. Multiple finishes give the engraved design a sense of depth as the Canadian cavalry, sabres drawn, charges towards enemy positions with both man and beast exemplifying courage under fire. The image surmounted by the general service badge of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, which is selectively gold-plated to hint at the pride of a young nation for its fighting force throughout the war and during “Canada’s Hundred Days.” The selectively gold-plated other side features the effigy of wartime monarch 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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Obverse
Designed by Canadian artist Pandora Young, this dramatic coin places the viewer at the heart of the action on the Western Front in 1918, as the Canadian cavalry charge during World War I. The dual dates commemorate the centennial.

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Reverse
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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Packaging
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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Specifications
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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