Mint Unveils New First World War $2 ‘Armistice’ Coin

Mint Unveils New First World War $2 ‘Armistice’ Coin
Mint Unveils New First World War $2 ‘Armistice’ Coin (Mint)

The Royal Canadian Mint commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War by issuing a new two-dollar circulation coin commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armistice.

The new coin commemorates the historic peace treaty ending the First World War on November 11, 1918. The Royal Canadian Mint unveiled the coin this week at the Mint’s Winnipeg facility.

Designed by Laurie McGaw, the reverse of the coin features two symbols of remembrance, with a soldier’s “Brodie” helmet representing the end of the First World War and a large poppy, the official bloom of remembrance inspired by the Canadian poem In Flanders Fields.

The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.

The coloured version of the coin is available in a special wrap roll of 25 two-dollar circulation coins, in which roughly half are coloured. The coloured coin is also available with the purchase of a collector card featuring both versions of the coin, as well as uncirculated versions of all other 2018-dated circulating denominations.

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