First coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s commemorative Second World War Battlefront Series, which depicts scenes from key battles in which Canadians bravely participated during the Second World War. In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, this fine silver coin highlights Canada’s role in this aerial combat and pays tribute to the brave Canadians who helped maintain British defences during the Second World War.
The reverse design by Canadian artist Ardell Bourgeois pays tribute to Canada’s role in the Battle of Britain with its depiction of a dogfight in the skies above Dover. At the helm of a Hawker Hurricane, a Canadian fighter pilot ascends higher after firing upon a Dornier Do 17Z – the enemy plane has seemingly dropped in altitude as a trail of dark smoke billows up from one of its engines. Well below these fighter planes, the background recreates England’s beautiful southeastern coast, where the waters of the English Channel meet the famous White Cliffs of Dover.
A striking addition to any military or history-themed collection and a thoughtful gift for military enthusiasts.