Last updated on March 25th, 2021 at 03:18 am
Last Updated on March 25, 2021 Posted by Colonial Acres Coins
During the First World War, The Battle Of Vimy Ridge is one of the most celebrated military victories of Canada. It is today viewed as a symbol of the birth of Canadian national awareness and pride. Between April 9 and 12, 1917, four divisions of the Canadian corps, fighting together for the first time, attacked the ridge and managed to capture it from the German army. During the assault, more than 10,500 Canadians were wounded or killed. Today an iconic white memorial atop the ridge honours the Canadian lives that were laid down on the altar of freedom during the First World War. The Royal Canada Mint commemorates the occasion with the $2 Special Wrap Roll: The Battle of Vimy Ridge.
The Design of This Unique Coin Roll
The design of the $2 Special Wrap Roll: The Battle of Vimy Ridge is the work of Canadian artist Tony Bianco. It features the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in Vimy, France, which is flanked by a veteran soldier on the right and a First World War soldier on the left. The battle of Vimy Ridge stands as one of the most significant events in Canadian military history. It represents an enduring symbol of the contributions made by Canada during the First World War.
What Kind of Special Features Can You Expect to Get with This Remarkable Coin Roll?
The $2 Special Wrap Roll: The Battle Of Vimy Ridge comes with several special features:
- There is a special security feature on each coin in the roll – the maple leaves on the reverse of each coin are uniquely engraved for the purposes of ensuring the authenticity of each coin.
- Worldwide limited mintage – only 10,000 rolls are to be made in total and sold worldwide.
- A special and unique commemorative wrap – there are no less than twenty-five 2-dollar coins located in each coin roll as part of the special commemorative wrap.
- A tribute to fallen Canadian heroes who gave their lives for freedom – the $2 special wrap roll, issued on the 100th anniversary of the The Battle of Vimy Ridge, represents a continuation of a tradition of paying tribute to men and women who have served Canada faithfully. It also honours all those who have fought in times of war.
The inner core of each coin is comprised from brass-plated aluminum bronze, while the outer ring is made from three-ply nickel finish plated steel. Each coin weighs exactly 6.99 grams and has a diameter of 28 millimeters. Each also has a circulation finish and interrupted serrations on the edge, along with a $2 face value.
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