It was June 6, 1944, when 14,000 Canadian soldiers landed on Juno Beach. The fighting was fierce, but the Canadians managed to establish a Canadian beachhead before capturing St-Aubin, Courseulles and Berniers. One Canadian regiment succeeded in advancing 15 km (9.3 mi) inland the only Allied unit to achieve its final
objective. With victory on D-Day, the end of the war had begun. Now, 60 years later, you can salute the courage of Canada’s heroes with the 2004 5-Cent Sterling Silver Coin. Brimming with historical significance, its design is a replica of the tombac 5-cent coin that was issued to replace the traditional nickel
during the war. It features Winston Churchill’s famous “V for Victory” with a torch. Along the rim of the coin, small dots and
bars spell out, “We Win When We Work Willingly” in international code. Also included is an exclusive bronze medallion that features the
same D-Day design, but with an effigy from that historic time on the obverse. It is the portrait of His Majesty King George VI, Canada’s celebrated monarch who took a symbolic stand with Winston during “our finest hour” by refusing to leave Buckingham Palace. This commemorative set also includes a CD with highlights of Canadian events leading up to the D-day
invasion. Courage in the face of adversity this is a tribute that every collection must have!
Face value : 5 cents
Mintage : 20,000
Composition : 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper
Weight (g) : 5.35
Diameter (mm) : 21.30 corner to corner
Thickness (mm) : 1.85 (target)
Special features :
•The fourth 5-Cent Sterling Silver Commemorative Coin
ever issued by the Royal Canadian Mint.
•A theme that’s relevant to every Canadian!
•Obverse features the current effigy of Her Majesty
Queen Elizabeth II by artist Susanna Blunt.