60th Anniversary of the Korean Armistice Agreement - Special Edition Proof Silver Dollar (2013)
This one-dollar silver coin is a near exact reproduction of the original Korea Medal that was awarded to all Commonwealth forces at the end of the war.
• The obverse also features the same effigy that appeared on the original medal; the 1953 portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Mary Gillick, which was also in use on Canadian coins in this time period.
• A near-exact reproduction of the Canadian Korea Medal, beautifully crafted in 99.99% fine silver.
• Coin features five modern finishing techniques, giving this well-known medal new lustre and definition.
• No taxes: GST and HST exempt.
• Limited mintage of 10,000 coins worldwide.
Your coin features Edward Carter Preston's original design of Hercules, feted warrior of Roman mythology, slaying the indomitable hydra-headed monster. This picture is an allegory for the perilous struggles of war, and a tribute to those who freely go to battle. The original engraving of "KOREA" on the medal has been expanded to include "CORÉE," reflecting Canada's official status as a bilingual nation.
The obverse features the same effigy that appeared on the original medal: Mary Gillick's 1953 portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, which was in use on Canadian coins in this time period.
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell case lined with black flock and protected by a customized beauty box.
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