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2019 Canada 1 oz Silver $20 WWII Battlefront Series The Battle of Scheldt

SKU 17454
The eighth Battlefront coin commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Scheldt (2 October – 8 November 1944), one of Canada's key contributions to the Allied victory in Europe.

The close bonds between Canada and the Netherlands were forged during the Second World War, when their histories became entwined on the shores of the Scheldt River. This coin design captures the intensity of a battle in which every advance was a deadly struggle to seize the high ground. For the First Canadian Army, the Scheldt was their most gruelling campaign yet. But for the Dutch, it marked the beginning of the end of a brutal occupation, and the deepening of a friendship between two countries.

Coin Highlights:
  • Contains 1 oz of .9999 fine Silver.
  • Limited mintage of 7,500 coins.
  • Comes in a maroon clamshell with a graphic outer box.
  • Obverse: The obverse features the effigy of King George VI by T. H. Paget.
  • Reverse: To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Scheldt (1944-2019), artist Mary McPherson presents a realistic portrait of a Canadian Ojibwa soldier in action in the fall of 1944. The insignia of the First Canadian Army appears above the infantryman, who wields a Bren gun while advancing past a tower mill. A Wasp MKII C flamethrower universal carrier backs the infantry advance from atop an embankment near the Scheldt River.
  • Guaranteed by the Royal Canadian Mint.

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