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Canada 2018 Armistice Poppy Centennial 1918 - 11-11-11 World War I 100th Anniversary of the First World War $200 1 Troy Ounce Pure Gold Proof with Color GX L10 - MINTAGE JUST 350

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Remember the signing of the 1918 Armistice that ended the "War to End All Wars" with this special edition pure silver specimen finish coin that commemorates the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918!

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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 were among the more than 9 million combat fatalities.

The sight of poppies growing in the battle-scarred fields of Flanders inspired a Canadian to pen a future anthem of remembrance, which forever immortalized the blood-red flower as a memorial emblem for war, peace, service, and most of all, sacrifice. Canada’s Flower of Remembrance blooms symbolically each November, on the anniversary of Armistice, when Canadians wear the poppy with solemn pride. But the flower will forever be in bloom on this supremely crafted showpiece, whose swirling arrangement reminds us of the maelstrom that was the First World War and the countless sacrifices that paved the way for peace.

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The_Battle_of_Vimy_Ridge_First_World_War_I_The_Taking_Of_Vimy_Ridge_Easter_Monday_1917_oil_painting_by_War_Artist_Canadian_Richard_Jack In the early morning hours of November 11, German and Allied representatives met in a railway car near Compiègne, France, to sign the armistice. The agreement went into effect six hours later, at 11 a.m. Paris time. The Armistice represented a ceasefire, not the formal end of the First World War. That came with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919.
    
“Armistice Day” was first observed in 1919. In fact, from 1919 to 1930, Armistice Day and Thanksgiving were celebrated on the same day in Canada. In 1931, a bill was passed to move Thanksgiving to October and give Armistice Day (re-named Remembrance Day to honor the combatants) a fixed date of November 11. In the United States we celebrate Veterans Day on November 11th as well.

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A Solemn, Handsome Design
The flagship of the British Grand Fleet, the dreadnought HMS Iron Duke, as she appeared at the Battle of Jutland.Hearkening back to the coins of the era, the design channels a nation’s spirit in 1918 while paying tribute to the hour, day and month that the Armistice went into effect. The numeral 11 represents the eleventh hour, the eleventh day and the eleventh month: November 11, 11 a.m., or the exact moment the guns fell silent.

To mark the centennial of the Armistice of 1918, this 99.99% gold coin, designed by artist Kerri Weller, combines two of the most powerful, evocative symbols of sacrifice and remembrance. A slightly stylized Papaver rhoeas blooms at the center of the selectively colored design, where a subtle translucence allows the coin’s gold surface to radiate light from within the crimson-tinted petals. Engraved around this central poppy are four additional poppy blooms and a bud; together, the six poppies represent the six continents that were involved in the First World War (1914-1918). Three leaves complete the swirling floral arrangement, whose motion alludes to the maelstrom of war, while a multitude of grave markers help convey the magnitude of the loss of life during the four-year conflict.

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Weapons of Destruction - World War I
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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
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Reverse
The reverse of each coin features 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 black outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2018
   
Face Value 200 Dollars
Weight 31.16 g
Diameter 30 mm
   
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Gold
Edge Serrated (milled, reeded)
   
Artist Kerri Weller
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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