This ten-ounce fine silver collectable coin honours the bravery and sacrifice of Canadian soldiers at the historic Battle of Vimy Ridge. In April 1917, the four divisions of the Canadian Corps received the order to capture the heavily fortified Vimy Ridge in northern France. It was a historic moment for our young nation, for the Battle of Vimy Ridge was the first engagement in which Canada's soldiers from across the nation fought side-by-side as one. After weeks of intense preparation and four days of heavy fighting, a victory at Vimy earned the Canadians a reputation as a tenacious offensive force, and intensified a nation's sense of pride long after the war's end.
Metal Type: Silver
Diameter: 76.25 mm
Packaging: RCM branded wood case with black box and certificate
Artists: Richard Jack (reverse), Sir E.B. MacKennal (obverse)