“We stand should to shoulder with Britain…” – Prime Minister Robert Borden, August 19, 1914
- The entire Proof Set is struck in 99.99% Fine Silver. The $1 and $2 are gold plated, while selective gold plating enhances the design of the Proof Dollar.
- This beautifully detailed coin commemorates the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.
- Featuring new premium finishing techniques: the circulation-based silver coins boast brings an enhanced look to the standard.
- The design is a tribute to those who helped Canada rise to nationhood through their bravery, resolve and sacrifice.
The reverse image by Canadian artist Bonnie Ross depicts a couple’s emotional farewell at a train station, where the first wave of volunteers is boarding a train bound for the Valcartier camp. Time stands still for this couple as they savour one last embrace before his departure, both of them uncertain of the future that lies ahead. It is a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by those who answered the call of duty, and their loved ones who remained on the home front.
Packaging: genuine leather book-style packaging
Finished size: 190 mm x 125 mm
Face Value: Proof dollar
Composition: 99.99% pure silver with selective gold plating
Weight (g): 23.17
Diameter (mm): 36.07
Face Value: 2 dollars
Composition: 99.99% pure silver with gold-plated inner core/
Weight (g): 9.0
Diameter (mm) 28.0
Edge: Interrupted serrations
Face Value: 1 dollar
Composition: 99.99% pure silver, gold plated
Weight (g): 7.9
Diameter (mm): 11-sided 26.50
Face Value: 50 cents
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g): 9.25
Diameter (mm): 27.13
Face Value: 25 cents Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g): 6.0
Diameter (mm): 23.88
Face Value: 10 cents Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g): 2.45
Diameter (mm): 18.05
Face Value: 5 cents Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g) 5.40
Diameter (mm): 21.20