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.
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.
- 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.
- On the proof dollar, the reverse image features a first-person view of the Canadian landings at Juno Beach on June 6, 1944 (D-Day), while dots and dashes represent the letter V (for “Victory”) in Morse code.
- 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.
Finish Proof Dollar
Artist Tony Bianco
Book-style packaging with removable lens and serialized certificate. CD lens concept with maroon outer cover and black beauty box.