Last updated on June 26th, 2020 at 02:57 am
Last Updated on June 26, 2020 Posted by Colonial Acres Coins
As a tribute to the heroic battle at Juno Beach where brave Canadian soldiers fought to secure an Allied foothold, the Mint came up with a design that tells a story about this event. The 14-carat gold coin holds a face value of one hundred dollars and features an image of a boot print in the sand. This was a creative way of showing how even though the battle might have ended a long time ago, the memory of soldiers leaving their boot prints while fighting to liberate Western Europe still stands. The battle at Juno Beach was indeed a very important event for Canada. That is the reason why the Royal Canadian Mint wanted to pay tribute to the fallen soldiers and veterans so as to show appreciation for all they have done. If you want to learn more about the battle at Juno and the coin’s design, simply keep reading.
D-Day At Juno Beach
The battle of Normandy at Juno took place during the Second World War in 1944 when Normandy was attacked by German soldiers. Canada played a critical role in the battle with Canadian soldiers, sailors and airmen helping to liberate Normandy. The Royal Canadian Army contributed by sending over one hundred ships, and about ten thousand sailors into the battle. On D-Day, June 6th, after the Germans started bombarding, the soldiers headed for Juno Beach. Faced with difficulty and the inability to destroy enemy positions, the Canadians fought back heroically. Even though a lot of soldiers lost their lives that day, Canadians helped to defeat Nazi Germany and liberate Western Europe from tyranny. After the battle, Canada proved something important during the difficult times of war: that it valued freedom and democracy above anything else.
A Coin Design That Pays Tribute
Having in mind the importance of the battle that involved Canadian soldiers, the Mint took the chance to create a beautiful gold coin that commemorates the brave ones. The artist behind the interesting design on the reverse is Glen Loates. He included the image of a soldier’s boot print in the sand. Below that, a wave lapping on the shore is also added to complete the whole design. The name of the beach and the years 1944 and 2019 can be seen on the reverse, with a small maple leaf in between the two years. The amazing finish makes the sand look real and the water appears reflective on the coin. The word ‘CANADA’ is also engraved above the boot print. As for the obverse, the face value of one hundred dollars can be seen as well as the side profile of Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
Colonial Acres Is The Place To Shop For Your Coins
The stunning gold coin that looks back on the important event during the Second World War is available at Colonial Acres. The Royal Canadian Mint did an amazing job of creating a piece that will evoke pride and appreciation in all Canadians. The boot prints may be long gone from Juno Beach, but their significance still echoes to this day. You can see the amazing engraving skills and the beautiful design by purchasing your coin at Colonial. It will serve as a wonderful addition to a coin collection as a piece with historical importance. Hurry and order your own by contacting Colonial Acres and avoid missing out on a piece that tells a story of the courage and heroism of Canadian soldiers.