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Canada 2018 World War II Battlefront Series #6 - Invasion of Sicily Battle 1943 - Motorcycle Infantry - King George VI Second World War $20 Pure Silver Proof L07

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Get the sixth release in this popular military series: World War II Battlefront! A motorcycle infantryman speeds through an Italian village during the invasion of Sicily in 1943 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
    #4 - Strategic Bombing Campaign, 1939-1945
    #5 - Battle of the Atlantic - 1939-1945
    #6 - Invasion of Sicily - 1943

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On the morning of July 10, 1943, Canadian troops landed near the Sicilian town of Pachino. Code-named “Operation Husky,” the Invasion of Sicily was the Canadian Army’s first large-scale campaign of the Second World War. This sixth coin in the WWII Battlefront Series honors the contributions of the 25,000-strong Canadian contingent at Sicily, including the dispatch riders who risked it all to deliver vital information on specially modified motorcycles!

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An Intricate and Original Work of Military Art
The meticulously detailed design by Canadian artist Valentine De Landro takes us to a rural Italian town during the Allied Invasion of Sicily. Viewed from a ground-level perspective, a Canadian dispatch rider (DR) races to deliver a vital message. He wears a typical DR uniform, with high boots, a round helmet, goggles, a leather vest and a leather dispatch bag slung across the body. The motorcycle is a British-built model, featuring a “blackout” headlamp. Built for service overseas, the motorcycle’s reliability and extra ground clearance made it ideally suited for the fast-paced work of a dispatch rider, but was also used for training, reconnaissance and escort duties. The scene has a sense of urgency and motion, as the motorcycle kicks up a cloud of dust while racing past the buildings in 1943 during World War II.

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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 2015 WWII Battlefront - Battle of Britain Silver in BoxThe meticulously detailed design by Canadian artist Valentine De Landro takes us to a Sicilian town during the Allied Invasion of Sicily. 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 2018
   
Face Value 20 Dollars
Weight 31.39 g
Diameter 38 mm
Mintage Limit      7,500
   
Finish Proof
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Valentine De Landro
Certificate Individually Numbered

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