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2019 Special Edition Silver Dollar Proof Set: 75th Anniversary of D-Day

2019 Special Edition Silver Dollar Proof Set: 75th Anniversary of D-Day

$99.95 CAD
Mintage: 15,000
STATUS:
Canada and US only

EXCLUSIVE: A coloured version of our D-Day proof dollar.

This seven-piece set brings you a 99.99% pure silver selectively coloured version of our 2019 Proof Dollar. Resembling a black-and-white photograph, your coin has a touch of gold colour that adds another side to the story. It places emphasis on a wedding ring—a reminder of the personal sacrifices made by all who fought in Normandy.

Special features:
  • A SET EXCLUSIVE: Includes a selectively coloured version of the 2019 Proof Dollar, struck in 99.99% pure silver that is only available as part of this set.
  • LIKE A BLACK-AND-WHITE PHOTOGRAPH: While the 2019 Proof Dollar focuses on the young soldier, this selectively coloured version places the focus on a gesture that is also part of the story. It is a poignant reminder of the cost of war and the sacrifices made.
  • A DIFFERENT TAKE ON HISTORY: The 2019 Proof Dollar commemorates the 75th anniversary of D-Day by re-creating a real-life moment that was caught on film. The reverse is a tribute to courage, and shows the historic event from the perspective of those who fought to come ashore on June 6, 1944.
  • INCLUDES THE ELUSIVE 50-CENT COIN: Every Canadian denomination is represented in this set, including the elusive 50-cent coin.
  • BOOK-STYLE PACKAGING: Your coins are elegantly presented in a book-style packaging made of maroon pleather.
  • CAREFULLY HAND-SELECTED: Every coin has been carefully hand-selected to ensure you get the best samples of their kind.
  • INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE: The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coin sets.

Proof Dollar Design:

Selectively coloured to resemble a black-and-white photograph, your coin’s design by Tony Bianco steps back in time to the morning of June 6, 1944, as the first wave of Canadian troops storms Juno Beach. The scene shares the same inspiration as the Juno Beach Centre Association’s D-Day anniversary logo; it re-creates a moment caught on film when the North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment landed on Nan Red Beach (La Rive Plage). An infantry soldier has a strained expression on his face after surveying what lies ahead—this is his first real combat experience. A reassuring pat is a touching moment of humanity and a gesture of solidarity amid enemy fire and fear. But the gold-coloured wedding ring is also a reminder of the cost of war, of loved ones back home. In the sky above, a sequence of dots and dashes represent the letter V (for “Victory”) in Morse code; they allude to the radio broadcasts that announced the Allied landings that day. The reverse includes the word “CANADA”, the double dates “1944” and “2019”, and the face value “DOLLAR”. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

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Juno Beach Centre Association's D-Day anniversary logo.
The coin image shares the same inspiration as the Juno Beach Centre Association's D-Day anniversary logo; it recreates a moment caught on film when the North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment landed on Nan Red Beach (La Rive Plage). www.junobeach.org/juno75/

Reviews

Stunning! Best version of the 2019 dollar!

5

I am really pleased with this set, and I 100% agree with Barry M. Lamont regarding the silver dollar--this is the best of the 3 (?) versions available. I normally go for the all-silver set, but I ordered this one too because I liked the dollar coin better! Well done!

Shari

Select your State

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Attractive Proof Set

5

I would definitely buy these sets again

Cheryl

Sarnia ON

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Beautiful coin set

5

Nice coin set for the anniversary!!!

Steph

Ontario

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Would buy again

5

Nice coins

Verna

Newfoundland

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After 40 years, I still buy one every year.

5

These always represent great value for collectors of the annual coin offerings. The quality of the proof series has continued to be exceptional and the new and more creative coins only make the series better.

PGD

Orangeville, ON

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Just superb

5

Acquired for my collection. A great addition.

Wallflytn

Wyoming, USA

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Yes I would purchase again.

5

Products are always well presented. Great quality and designs.

Syl

London Canada

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Fantastic looking coins

5

I collect this series and by far this is the nicest set to date. The work on the Silver Dollar is amazing

Munchkin

Peterborough, Ontario

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Stunning simplicity.

5

Tolstoy said that all great ideas are simple. The Mint has been making colored coins for years now, but apparently this is the first time - at least the first one I know of - that someone asked, "If we can make a coin in color, why not one in black and white?" There have been a couple of versions of the image on the dollar coin: all silver; gold plating for the soldier in the foreground; and now a black-and-white image of both the soldier and the man behind him, like an old newspaper photo come to life. (It was, in fact, lifted from a film of the D-day landing.) I liked the other two, but felt that they just missed; this one gets it exactly right. The very tiny bit of gold plating, on the other man's wedding ring, is the kind of understated use of color which can be far more effective than overabundant and oversaturated hues everywhere - and it's also much more appropriate, given the event we are remembering. Who would have thought that one of the Mint's most creative innovations would be a throwback to the photographs of yesteryear?

Barry M. Lamont

Boston MA and

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Specifications

  • No.171789

Proof dollar

  • Composition99.99% pure silver with colour
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 23.17
  • Diameter (mm) 36.07
  • Edgereeded
  • ArtistTony Bianco (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

2 dollars

  • Compositionthree-ply nickel finish plated steel (outer ring); three-ply brass finish plated aluminum bronze (inner core)
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 6.99
  • Diameter (mm) 28
  • Edgeinterrupted serrations
  • ArtistBrent Townsend (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

1 dollar

  • Compositionthree-ply brass plated steel
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 6.27
  • Diameter (mm) 26.5
  • Edgeplain
  • ArtistRobert-Ralph Carmichael (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

50 cents

  • Compositionthree-ply nickel finish plated steel
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 6.9
  • Diameter (mm) 27.13
  • Edgereeded
  • ArtistCathy Bursey-Sabourin (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

25 cents

  • Compositionthree-ply nickel finish plated steel
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 4.4
  • Diameter (mm) 23.88
  • Edgereeded
  • ArtistEmanuel Hahn (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

10 cents

  • Compositionthree-ply nickel finish plated steel
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 1.75
  • Diameter (mm) 18.03
  • Edgereeded
  • ArtistEmanuel Hahn (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

5 cents

  • Compositionthree-ply nickel finish plated steel
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 3.95
  • Diameter (mm) 21.2
  • Edgeplain
  • ArtistG.E. Kruger Gray (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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