2018 $20 The Dieppe Raid, A Nation's Mettle - 99.99% Pure Silver Proof Coin

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Seller: okranchlandandcattlecompany (10,117) 100%, Location: Lewisville, Texas, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 223097386631 SKU# OK168084EB 2018 $20 The Dieppe Raid, A Nation's Mettle - 99.99% Pure Silver Proof Coin Specifications (each coin) Composition : 99.99% pure silver Finish : proof Weight (g): 31.39 (one troy ounce) Diameter (mm): 38 Edge: serrated Certificate: serial numbered (serial numbers will vary) Face value: 20-dollars (a legal tender Canadian coin) Artists: Laurie McGaw (reverse), T. H. Paget (obverse) Description They are the brave; the heroic; the everyday Canadians who, over the course of nine terrible hours of fighting, would prove a nation's mettle under a relentless hail of enemy fire. The Dieppe Raid is remembered as an example of the bravery and steadfastness of Canadians, even on the darkest day of the war, when nearly 5,000 airmen, sailors, and soldiers took part in the raid on the occupied French port — but only 2,200 returned. The poignant design of this pure silver coin reflects on the legacy of that fateful day in 1942. It is a heartfelt thank-you to the veterans of the Dieppe Raid for their heroism, service, and sacrifices, and a haunting tribute to the spirit of all combatants who fought at Puys, Pourville, and on Dieppe's pebble beach. A moving tribute in 99.99% pure silver to commemorate the Dieppe Raid. Special features: A SPECIAL COMMEMORATION: The Dieppe Raid casts a long shadow on Canadian history. This special collectible is an act of remembrance honoring the Canadian combatants who landed on the beaches or flew in the skies over Dieppe on August 19, 1942. HONORING THE LEGACY: Engraved in outstanding detail, the moving scene depicts the pebble beach where it all happened, and where a Canadian veteran takes a moment to salute the fallen who appear as a reflection in the water. HISTORICAL EFFIGY: The obverse of the coin features the effigy of King George VI, as it appeared on all Canadian coins minted during the Second World War. INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE: The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. Most of these are serialized certifications, meaning that each certificate is given a unique number, starting at 1. LOW MINTAGE: Limited to only 5,000 coins worldwide. 1 OZ. PURE SILVER: Each coin is crafted from 99.99% pure silver. GST/HST EXEMPT: For our Canadian customers, this coin is GST/HST exempt. Design: Artist Laurie McGaw bridges the past and present with the poignant image of a Canadian veteran returning to the site of the 1942 landing at Dieppe, France. Standing at the water's edge, the decorated veteran leans on his cane with his right arm raised in an open-palm salute. Prominently pinned on his blazer are two campaign stars — the 1939-45 Star and the France and Germany Star — alongside the Defence Medal, the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with the Dieppe Bar and the Overseas Bar, and the War Medal. Behind him are the alabaster cliffs that gave the enemy a commanding view of the beach below, where Canadians came ashore under heavy enemy fire. Reflected on the water's surface, the appearance of Canadian soldiers standing at attention is an additional act of remembrance for Canada's combatants, whose actions and sacrifice at Dieppe will not be forgotten. The reverse includes the words "THE DIEPPE RAID LE RAID SUR DIEPPE" engraved on a banner, along with the word "CANADA" and the year "2018". The obverse features the effigy of King George VI by T. H. Paget. Did you know... Code-named "Operation Jubilee," the Dieppe Raid was Canada's first army engagement on the Western Front during the Second World War. The 2nd Canadian Infantry Division formed the bulk of the assault force, which also included nearly 1,000 British commandos and 50 American Army Rangers. The Allied plan called for four flank attacks at dawn — at Berneval and Puys in the east, and at Varengeville and Pourville in the west — followed by a direct attack on the town of Dieppe. Some of the greatest losses occurred in the east, where the delayed landing on the heavily fortified "Blue Beach" at Puys resulted in rapid casualties for the Royal Regiment of Canada and the Black Watch of Canada. At Pourville ("Green Beach"), the South Saskatchewan Regiment and the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada pressed on after coming ashore, but were forced to stop and withdraw after encountering heavy enemy resistance. Coming ashore in daylight, the main ground assault force was easily spotted on the pebble beach. Many were cut down before they could reach the seawall. Fifteen of the 27 tanks landed by the 14th Canadian Army Tank Regiment (Calgary Regiment) breached that obstacle, but could not force their way into the town. Landing at the western end of the beachfront promenade, the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry cleared a casino and some nearby pillboxes before entering the occupied town and engaging in street fighting. Mistakenly believing the Essex Scottish Regiment had made headway, Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal were sent in as reinforcements; they, too, were quickly pinned down by enemy fire on the beach. Twenty-two members of the Calgary Highlanders also came ashore, as did several from the Toronto Scottish Regiment, which suffered one casualty while providing offshore ground support. In the skies, the Royal Air Force suffered its heaviest single-day losses of the war (106 aircraft), while the Royal Canadian Air Force lost 13 aircraft. Two Canadians were awarded the Victoria Cross for their actions at Dieppe: Honorary Captain J. W. Foote, Padre of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, and Lieutenant-Colonel C. C. I. Merritt of the South Saskatchewan Regiment. Both were taken as prisoners of war — a fate shared by nearly 1,950 Canadians at Dieppe. Packaging: Each coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell protected by a black beauty box. Shipping & Handling Fast, free shipping & handling via USPS First Class Mail to all U.S. addresses. USPS Priority & Priority Mail Mail Express are also available for an additional charge. International shipping is via the eBay Global Shipping Program. Additional Information OK Ranch offers fine collectible, investment, and gift coins, as well as other gift items, exclusively through our eBay store. Photos: When a listing offers multiples of the same coin, one coin is picked at random and photographed. Since all coins offered in that listing are essentially identical, the coin photographed is representative of all coins offered. These photos were taken through the plastic cling film that protects the coins; any dust, etc., on the outside surface of the capsules doesn’t affect the coins. Surface areas that appear black on some proof coin photos are actually highly polished, mirror-bright metal reflecting the color of the camera. We place the coin at an angle, in some photos, to better depict the mirror bright finishes. However, angling the coin usually results in one side of the coin being slightly out of focus. Our goal is to provide clear, high definition photos that accurately represent the coin(s) offered in each of our eBay listings. Whenever possible, we use actual photos of our coins, rather than just “artist’s conception” drawings from the Mint. We frequently update and upgrade the photos that appear with our listings, using improved cameras and lenses and better lighting. We will honor your requests for additional photos as quickly as our schedule permits. Condition: Guaranteed 100% authentic, with serial numbered Certificate of Authenticity issued by the Royal Canadian Mint. New, in original Mint packaging. Real photos of real, in-stock coins — not just stock artwork from the Mint., Modified Item: No, Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada, Certification: Royal Canadian Mint, Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated, Year: 2018, Denomination: $20, Strike Type: Proof, Composition: Silver, Edge: serrated

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