The Royal Canadian Mint has released new silver Proof and colour coins in honour of Remembrance Day, observed every year since 1920 to honour the brave soldiers who fought in World War I, those who returned, and those who lost their lives.
The design shown on the reverse side of the coin is the work of Miko Maciaszek, who beautifully depicts a field of blooming poppies in the foreground and in the fields of the fallen behind the young army officer in a pensive mood. Though the poppy imbues this mournful scene with hope, it is also a lasting reminder of those who fought and sacrificed everything, of the courage of those who serve, the consequences of war, and a commitment to peace. While a combination of frosting on the relief adds outstanding depth to this design, the eye is naturally drawn to the vibrant coloured poppies that represent hope and eternal life through remembrance. In addition to the red poppies, the intricately engraved scene shows the emotional impact of war, represented by the weary officer and the crosses that serve as a reminder that a soldier’s sacrifice should never be forgotten. The text CANADA and the year of issue 2022 are shown above and to the right along the upper edge of the primary design. *The obverse features the effigy of HM Queen Elizabeth II created by Susanna Blunt. The denomination of 20 DOLLARS is shown below the Queen’s likeness.
|20 dollars||.9999 Silver||31.3 g||38 mm||Proof with applied colour||8,500|
The silver Proof and colour coin is encapsulated and presented in a faux leather matte black custom case accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity. For additional information, please click here.
*With the news of the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II on the 8th September, the Royal Canadian Mint will advise about a new effigy bearing the likeness of HM King Charles III in due course and following consultation with Buckingham Palace. The remaining coins dated 2022 and issued until the end of the year will continue to include the effigy of the Late Queen.
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