Canada – 2017 2 Dollars Vimy – B.UNC
Coin commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge in France, during World War I.
- Alloy: Outside Ring: Triple plating on steel, nickel finish, Center: Triple plated on aluminum bronze, brass finish
- Weight: 6.99 grams
- Diameter: 28 mm
- Engraver: Obverse: Susanna Blunt, Reverse: Tony Bianco
- Illustrator: Obverse: Susanna Blunt, Reverse: Tony Bianco
- Edge: Alternation of smooth and serrated parts
- Die Axis: ↑↑
Elizabeth II (2003 to present)
Canadian artist Susanna Blunt creates the most recent effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, surrounded by the inscription ELIZABETH II D G REGINA. A reminder to the effigy of Her Majesty’s father (1937-1952) that of George VI, who also chose to be represented without a crown.
Reverse Battle of Vimy Ridge
This coin commemorates the Battle of Vimy Ridge which took place in France between April 9 and 12, 1917. The site, occupied by German troops for some time, was the victim of ineffective attacks at various times in 1915 by the French and British armies. It was not until 1917 that they decided to join forces to defeat their enemy. Vimy, like the Battle of Cambrai, was a prototypical battle of those that would lead to the unblocking of the Western Front and the apparent hastening of the end of the conflict.
This is the basic finish found on most standard circulation coins in Canada.