2 circulation coin commemorates Canada's vital role in the Battle of the HALIFAX, OCT.
20, 2016 /CNW/ At a special ceremony held aboard HMCS Sackville, the last of 123 Canadian corvettes to sail in the Second World War, the Royal Canadian Mint today unveiled a new two dollar circulation coin commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic. This coin, which was revealed before guests including veterans of the Battle of the Atlantic, has begun circulating today and Canadians can now start looking for it in their change. "The Government of Canada is proud that the Mint is issuing a circulation coin which recognizes that 75 years ago, Canada emerged as a leader in the Battle of the Atlantic, to protect the shipping lanes essential to the Allied war effort and help ensure victory in the Second World War," said the Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance. "Through the honourable tradition of issuing remembrance themed coins, the Mint is ray ban classic wayfarer ensuring Canadians never forget that the peace and freedom they are privileged to enjoy today were hard won by the service and sacrifice of our veterans." "The Mint is privileged to be able to use its coins to share the inspiring ray bans for sale stories of our ray bean veterans' selfless defense of our values," rb sunglasses said Sandra Hanington, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint. "On the 75th anniversary of a turning point for Canada in the Second World War, our new two dollar circulation coin is giving millions of Canadians yet another story worth holding onto as we remember how our veterans, in the armed forces and the merchant navy, helped win the Battle of the Atlantic." The reverse image of this new circulation coin features the artwork of Canadian maritime artist Yves B It depicts the many crucial actors in Canada's victory in the Battle of the Atlantic: an anti aircraft gunman positioned on the deck of a Corvette; an Allied aircraft hunting enemy submarines; as well as a merchant ship whose vital cargo is protected by a nearby navy vessel on convoy duty. The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown Corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada's circulation coins. An ISO 9001 2008 certified company the Mint is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale. For more information on the Mint, its products and services, visit. (CNW Group/Royal Canadian Mint)".
From left: Norman Crewe (Canadian Merchant Navy), Captain Angus McDonald (British Merchant Navy), J. Vernon Toole (Royal Canadian Navy) and Captain Earle Wagner (Canadian Merchant Navy). (CNW Group/Royal Canadian Mint)".
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