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2019 D-Day Commemorative Collector Keepsake

2019 D-Day Commemorative Collector Keepsake

$21.95 CAD
Mintage: 100,000
STATUS:
Canada and US only

A must-have 75th D-Day commemoration.

What thoughts go through a soldier's mind in the moments before battle? This riveting coin takes you aboard a landing craft where Canadian soldiers are peering over the ramp as they approach the coast of Normandy (France) on D-Day. Their mission: to establish a beachhead at Juno Beach. For months prior, Allied aircraft bombed German installations along the heavily defended coast in preparation for the arrival of a massive invasion force—150,000 Allied troops that came ashore on June 6, 1944. Among them, 14,000 Canadians who secured their beachhead (Juno) before moving to capture German positions further inland. On D-Day alone, 359 Canadians lost their lives, and by the time Paris was liberated on August 25th, more than 5,000 Canadians had made the ultimate sacrifice to regain critical ground for the Allies in Western Europe.

Honour the soldiers who fought the Normandy Campaign with this six-coin collection. Order today†.

Special features:
  • A SIX-COIN SET: Your D-Day Commemorative Collector Keepsake includes the following Canadian 2019 circulation coins:
    • 5-cent
    • 10-cent
    • 25-cent
    • $1
    • Two different versions (engraved-only and selectively coloured) of the new $2 D-Day Commemorative circulation coin
  • A SOLEMN CENTENARY: Our special-issue $2 coin honours the soldiers who fought the Normandy Campaign, and turned the tide towards victory the following year.
  • PERMANENT SECURITY FEATURE: Also included on the reverse of the $2 coins, the engraved maple leaves are both a symbol of Canada and a cutting-edge security feature that ensures the coin's authenticity.
  • KEEP THE MEMORY ALIVE: Each $2 coin is a collectible tribute to our combatants of the Second World War, and a pledge to always remember.

Special-themed $2 coin design:

Your riveting coin design by Canadian artist Alan Daniel is charged with tense anticipation as Canadian soldiers peer from their landing craft en route to Juno Beach. This compelling landing craft perspective extends beyond the inner core to the outer ring where naval and air forces support the Allied landings. D-DAY/LE JOUR J is above the soldiers' helmets. At the bottom, the words REMEMBER/SOUVENIR flank 2019.

Did you know…
  • "D-Day" is military shorthand to ensure the dates for field missions remain secret. The letter "H" was also used for "hour", e.g. D-2 would mean two days before D-Day, while H+3 would indicate 3 hours after H-Hour. It is unclear how the invasion of June 6, 1944 became known as "D-Day." Its official name was "Operation Neptune."
  • Innovative tanks were developed to ensure victory on D-Day and throughout the Normandy Campaign. The Sherman DD could swim; the Sherman Crab had chain mail that would spin to detonate mines and shred barbed wire; the Churchill Bobbin lay matting on sand; and the Churchill Fascine filled enemy trenches with brushwood.
  • Supplying the troops after D-Day and throughout the Normandy Campaign was a massive undertaking. Portable docking facilities were built to ensure ships could deliver food, medical supplies, weapons and troops to the European continent. A long underwater pipeline called "Pluto" (Pipe Lines Under The Ocean) was also built to carry fuel from England to Normandy.

D-Day in Numbers:
  • 80 kilometres of heavily defended Normandy coast was the target invasion zone on D-Day
  • 5 German-occupied beaches code-named Sword, Gold (assigned to the British forces), Juno (Canadians), Omaha and Utah (Americans) were captured
  • 450+ Canadians parachuted inland before dawn on June 6th to flank the landings 
  • 14,000 Canadian troops came ashore as part of the 150,000 Allied assault force
  • 10,000 sailors and 110 ships from the Royal Canadian Navy (including destroyers, corvettes, minesweepers, landing ships and landing craft) were among the 7,000 Allied vessels that supported the landings
  • 55 Royal Canadian Air Force squadrons earned the Battle Honour Normandy 1944 as part of an Allied Air offensive that included 4,000 bombers plus some 3,700 fighters and fighter-bombers that attacked prior to D-Day, during the landings, and throughout the campaign
  • 359 Canadians lost their lives on D-Day, with the total number of Canadian fatalities rising to more than 5,000 by the end of the campaign.

Order today†.

†Free standard shipping in Canada only.

Reviews

Very nice presentation

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Very nice presentation.

Chris C.

Balaclava, ON.

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does this item come with d-day coins?

zach

Hello Zach and thank you for asking. The D-Day Commemorative Collector Keepsake includes the following Canadian 2019 circulation coins: 5-cent 10-cent 25-cent $1 Two different versions (engraved-only and selectively coloured) of the new $2 D-Day Commemorative circulation coin

Chantal

You did answer an earlier question that the $2.00 D-Day would be going into circulation BUT which one ? Both plain and the coloured one ?.? Also I agree with the other comments that the rolls are becoming too expensive - cudo's to the mint for putting our history on our coins but still rolls way too expensive!!

retired

Yes they will be put in circulation plain one.

Willy

Hello and thank you for asking this excellent question. Both the coloured and non-coloured versions will be released in circulation. Thank you for your comments, it has been noted.

Chantal

If the $2.00 D-Day commemoration coin will be in circulation, how is it put into circulation?

Betty

Hello Betty and thank you for asking. The Royal Canadian Mint produces Canadian circulation coins in response to the demand established by the markets. Circulation coins go into circulation through financial institutions. You may wish to request from your bank that they order some of these coins for you through their normal channels. While banks are not obliged to do so, many agree to order coins for customers as a customer service gesture.

Chantal

is this set available with the uncirculated nickel dime quarter and dollar ? How much more would that cost?

Lynn

Hello Lynn and thank you for asking. The 2019 D-Day Commemorative Collector Keepsake includes the dime, the nickel, the quarter, the dollar and the non coloured and coloured $2 coin.

Chantal

Are the empty spaces for coins I have to buy separately?

Francine

Hello and thank you for asking. The empty spaces are to show the coins that are already there when the card is folded.

Chantal

does the 2019 D-Day Commemorative Collector Keepsake come with the two toonies or is it empty?

Lucas

Hello Lucas and thank you for asking. The 2019 D-Day Commemorative Collector Keepsake include both the coloured and non-coloured $2 coins.

Chantal

Will the $2.00 D-Day commemoration coins become circulation coins?

Thomas

Hello Thomas and thank you for asking. The $2 D-Day coin will be released in circulation.

Chantal

Specifications

  • No.174205

2 dollars: D-Day (coloured)

  • CompositionThree-ply nickel finish plated steel (outer ring) Three-ply brass finish plated aluminum bronze (inner core)
  • Finishcirculation
  • Weight (g) 6.99
  • Diameter (mm) 28
  • Edgeinterrupted serrations
  • ArtistAlan Daniel (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

2 dollars: D-Day (non-coloured)

  • CompositionThree-ply nickel finish plated steel (outer ring) Three-ply brass finish plated aluminum bronze (inner core)
  • Finishcirculation
  • Weight (g) 6.99
  • Diameter (mm) 28
  • Edgeinterrupted serrations
  • ArtistAlan Daniel (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

1 dollar

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

25 cents

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

10 cents

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

5 cents

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

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