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2018 $20 Second World War Battlefront Series: The Invasion of Sicily - Pure Silver Coin
2018 $20 Second World War Battlefront Series: The Invasion of Sicily
 
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Year: 2018

RCM# 147822

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Product Code: 623932091184

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On the morning of July 10, 1943, Canada came ashore near the Sicilian town of Pachino. Code-named “Operation Husky,” the Invasion of Sicily was the Canadian Army’s first large-scale campaign of the Second World War; this sixth coin in our Battlefront Series honours the contributions of the 25,000-strong Canadian contingent at Sicily, including the dispatch riders who risked it all to deliver vital information.

The reverse image by Valentine De Landro travels to a Sicilian town during the Allied Invasion of Sicily. Viewed from a ground-level perspective, a Canadian dispatch rider (DR) races to deliver a vital message; he wears a typical DR uniform, with high boots, a round helmet, goggles, a leather vest and a leather dispatch bag slung across the body. The motorcycle is a British-built model, featuring a “blackout” headlamp; built for service overseas, the motorcycle’s reliability and extra ground clearance made it ideally suited for the fast-paced work of a dispatch rider, but was also used for training, reconnaissance and escort duties. The scene has an added sense of urgency and motion, as the motorcycle kicks up a cloud of dust while racing past the buildings. The obverse features the effigy of King George VI by T. H. Paget.

This is the SIXTH coin in our multi-year Second World War: Battlefront Series, which explores Canada’s involvement in key battles of the Second World War.
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Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 20Dollar

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