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2014 $5 Canadian Expeditionary Force - Pure Silver Coin
2014 $5 Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Expeditionary Force
 
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Our Price: $64.95 ** Tax Exempt **
Year: 2014

RCM# 130545

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Product Code: 623932056077

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As we observe the 100th anniversary of the First World War’s onset, the Royal Canadian Mint has released this expertly-engraved coin, crafted in two-thirds of an ounce of 99.99% fine silver. It was made in heartfelt tribute to those who served in the regiments, battalions and ancillary units of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF). The CEF was comprised of mostly volunteers, and about 50% of the Force consisted of British-born Canadian men, though French Canadians, Black Canadians and First Nations men made a significant contribution to the Force. The CEF was regarded by both their allies and enemies as the most efficient Allied Military Formation on the Western Front. So much so, in fact, that the Germans nick-named the CEF “the storm troopers”. The illustration on this coin is done by noted Canadian artist Scott Waters. In the foreground we see a lone, kneeling foot solider; his placement here is particularly moving, as the First World War was the last conflict of that scale to employ foot soldiers in this traditional sense. A tired line of soldiers is silhouetted in the background as they march wearily ahead; behind them, a convoy of ships sits ominously on the horizon, symbolizing the ships that first brought Canadian soldiers to the war zone in 1914. The image is finished with a Maple Leaf Crest Cap Badge towards the bottom of the coin, which references the CEF in particular and makes the specific tribute known. The coin is presented in a brilliant proof-finish, among other finishes that add depth to the sophisticated design and superior craftsmanship. A heartfelt token of respect, this coin would make a powerful addition to any military history-themed collection of fine silver.
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Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 5Dollar


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