From left: Veterans Affairs Minister Lawrence MacAulay, Royal Canadian Mint CEO Marie Lemay, North Shore Regiment Commander LCol Rénald Dufour and D-Day veteran Alphonse Vautour (seated).
MONCTON, N.B. – The Royal Canadian Mint launched its new $2 circulation coin honouring the Canadians who landed in Normandy, France, on D-Day. June 6 will be the 75th anniversary that the Allies established a foothold in Europe that would eventually end World War II.
The coin was unveiled on May 27, 2019, at the Moncton Garrison, home of the North Shore Regiment (New Brunswick), part of the 37 Brigade.
Canadian artist Alan Daniel designed the reverse of
the coin with “D-Day / Le Jour J” in the centre on the helmets of three soldiers. In the silver outer ring, there are several depictions of the landing at Juno Beach. The words “Remember / Souvenir” appear on the silver outer rim along with the date, 2019. Only 3.0 million $2 D-Day coins will be minted.
The Mint has several new collector products commemorating D-Day. Visit www.Mint.ca to see more.