Last updated on April 14th, 2021 at 03:36 am
Last Updated on April 14, 2021 Posted by Colonial Acres Coins
On November 11, 1918, the bloody and devastating First World War was brought to an end with the signing of the armistice. The joined efforts of the Canadian people in this war was more than remarkable- more than 650,000 men and women served but, unfortunately, over 66,000 ended up paying the ultimate price. After that, Canada signed a Peace Treaty as a separate country, being recognized as an independent nation. All of this means a lot to Canadians and no one wants the sacrifices to be forgotten. So, among the many interesting, rare and valuable coins of Canada here is one that pays homage to this ultimate sacrifice – the WWI Armistice 100th Anniversary Special Edition Proof Silver Dollar.
Canada Enters as a Colony, Leaves as a Nation
It was never a question whether Canada will be at war or not. When Britain became involved, Canada joined automatically to play a supportive role, since it was Britain’s colony. During those four years, the Canadian army went through many hardships. There was a long winter ahead of the Canadian armed forces and they endured it heroically. At the same time, there were other things against which they had no chance. As a result, a great number of people lost their lives and this was a remarkable effort for a nation like Canada. It was exactly this sacrifice that earned Canada the status of a nation.
Commemorating the Centennial of the Armistice
The First World War was a conflict the likes of which had never been seen before. Over its course, many people lost their lives and an even greater number was wounded. This was an immense sacrifice and it led to the signing of the Peace Treaty. Canada signed it separately, which meant that it was no longer seen as a colony of England. It was a victory per se for all Canadians. That is why, in order to celebrate peace and at the same time show that Canadians remember what sacrifices had been made, the Royal Canadian Mint has made a magnificent silver coin to mark the special occasion.
A Detailed Coin Worthy of its Name
The reverse of the coin commemorates the moment when the First World War ended. On it, there are two laurels that stand for peace and the maple leaf, which is a Canadian national symbol and pays homage to all the combatants of Canadian and Newfoundland origin. In addition to this, there are three number elevens, two of which represent the date when the Armistice was signed. The third one stands for a moment of silence for all the people who made the ultimate sacrifice during this war and that happens each year on November 11 at exactly 11 a.m. The obverse of the coin illustrates Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Paying Respect to Our Fallen Soldiers
If you would like to pay tribute to all of the Canadian and Newfoundlander combatants, this coin does so perfectly. At the same time, though, it is more than that. It is one of the coins of Canada that celebrates peace and the 100th anniversary of the Armistice. Its design is classically styled and it spreads the spirit of a nation. The design is elegant with a touch of gold plating; as such, it will certainly be a valuable addition to your collection, not only monetarily but sentimental value as well. It will serve as a reminder about the importance of the Armistice not only for the people who lived at that time but also for the generations that have succeeded them today. Consider heading down to Colonial Acres Coins and investing in this remarkable piece of Canadian craftsmanship and unforgettable history.