To celebrate the Armistice centenary, many allied nations around the world have issued commemorative coins, including Canada who have issued this $2 as a tribute to combatants and a pledge to never forget the sacrifices of the First World War.
Twice as rare – 1 million released
Two versions of this $2 coin entered circulation in Canada. 2 million of a coloured version with a striking red poppy and just 1 million of this bi-metallic version were released making this coin twice as scarce and collectible.
For a nation of only 8 million people, Canada’s efforts in The First World War were remarkable, as more than 650,000 Canadians served for their country. This $2 coins has been issued to honour these brave men and women, and to remind the world that peace and freedom are worth fighting for.
The reverse of this beautiful $2 coin was designed by Laurie McGaw and features a soldier’s helmet in the centre to represent the many lives lost during WWI. The large poppy beneath it is inspired by the Canadian poem In Flanders Fields by John McCrae, who died in combat in January, 1918.
Also included on the reverse are the engraved maple leaves, which are both a symbol of Canada and a cutting-edge security feature that ensures each coin’s authenticity.
Originally issued in rolls of 25 coins by The Royal Canadian Mint, the special wraps are SOLD OUT and no longer available to purchase.
But you can still own the sought after bi-metallic $2 coin today for just £9.99 to mark this momentous Armistice centenary and to honour the men and women from all over the world who died fighting for peace.
Secure the sought-after Armistice $2 today, and click ‘add to basket’.
2018 Canadian Armistice Centenary $2 Coin
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- Country of Issue: Canada
- Year of Issue: 2018
- Coin Diameter: 28mm
- Coin Weight: 6.99g
- Obverse: Susanna Blunt
- Reverse: Laurie McGaw
- Metal: Bi-metallic
- Finish: Uncirculated
- Edition limit: 1,000,000