2020 Canada Classic Canadian Coin and Medallion Silver Coin Set

 
Item No.
L100760

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THE STORY


With the creation of the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal (CVSM) in 1943, Canada became the first country in the Commonwealth to recognize voluntary service in the Second World War.


The medal was crafted in .925 silver and engraved by Master Engraver Thomas Shingles. The obverse by war artist Charles Fraser Comfort was based on photographs of seven marching members of Canada’s army, air force, navy and nursing service. The Reverse features Canada's Coat of Arms used between 1923-1957.


At first, the medal was only awarded to members of Canada’s military forces and merchant navy who “honourably completed 18 months total voluntary service from 3 September 1939 to 1 March 1947.” Eligibility was later expanded to include members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, as well as various civilian and military support organizations. More than 650,000 medals were awarded.


   
KEY FEATURES


 An exclusive: A “V” for “Victory” takes the place of G.E. Kruger-Gray’s classic beaver design on the 5-cent coin. This is the only set in 2020 that includes a colour version of the Victory nickel issued to commemorate the 75th anniversary of V-E Day.


 Etched in history: Both the Victory nickel and the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal were engraved by Thomas Shingles, former Master Engraver at the Royal Canadian Mint.


 Proof finish: All six denominations come in their standard size. These coins have been struck at a lower speed than your typical circulation coins; the result is a stunning, mirror-like proof finish that plays up the colour.
  

More Information
Year 2020
Metal Content Silver
Denomination $ 2 | $ 1 | $ 0.5 | $ 0.25 | $0.1 | $0.05
Purity 9999
Country Canada
Manufacturer Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage 7,000
Diameter (mm) 21.20 | 18.05| 23.88 | 27.13 | 26.50 | 28.0 | 36.07
Box & Certificate Yes