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Canada 2005 $5 Silver WWII Victory Commemorative

Canada 2005 $5 Silver WWII Victory Commemorative

Victory at last!

Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the End of the Second World War.

When the Second World War began with Hitler's invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939, Canada was hardly prepared to take up arms. Its regular army had a mere 4,500 men supported by 51,100 partly trained reservists. Less than 20 modern aircraft and only six warships were at the ready.

Still, despite seemingly modest resources, this nation of 11 million people rose to the challenge in support of Britain and France.

Canada 2005 $5 Silver WWII Victory Commemorative

Canada declared war on Germany on September 10th 1939, and by month's end, over 58,000 Canadians had enlisted to assume military roles on the ground, in the air, and at sea. Canada's contributions were diverse, and every role was carried out with conviction and honour.

In total, more than one million Canadians joined the fight for freedom, but the cost was high: over 45,000 dead with thousands more scarred for life.

On May 8, 1945, they celebrated Germany's surrender and eagerly waited to return home. By early 1946, most were back in Canada to discover that their great sacrifice had forged a new world. Not only did it win freedom, it shaped the identity of a nation and earned Canada newfound respect around the world.

The Coin

This coin is certified to he 99.99% fine silver with a weight of 31.39 grams. Designed by Canadian artist Peter Mossman, it pays tribute to the Canadian forces with portraits of military personnel from the navy, army, and air force, set against a maple leaf and the victorious letter "V" that was inspired by Winston Churchill. The obverse features the portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11 by Susanna Blunt.

Canada BU 2005 pure silver $5
The 60th anniversary of the end of world War II.

Only 23,000 minted.

$49.95 CDN

Note: Silver is currently in a speculative market and silver coins may be unavailable or subject to price changes. Please phone or email before ordering to confirm price and availability.


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