New Canadian coin commemorates end of World War II

$2 coin features V for victory and morse code engraving

The Royal Canadian Mint has launched a $2 coin to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the allied victory that ended the Second World War.

“For nearly six years, Canadians serving in uniform or chipping in at home played a vital role in achieving a hard-won peace,” said Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence. “The Royal Canadian Mint’s circulation coin … is a fitting tribute to their legacy of bravery, of service, and of tremendous sacrifice.”

The coin carries a V for victory on the inner core with a flaming torch, flanked by maple leaves over the dates 1945 and 2020.

The outer ring features the words VICTORY and VICTOIRE and the phrases “We win when we work willingly” and “La bonne volonté est gage de victoire” in More code.

Canadians will find the new coin in their change as bank branches and businesses replenish their inventories of $2 coins.

Collector sets of the coin can be ordered as of today by contacting the Mint at 1-800-267-1871 in Canada, 1-800-268-6468 in the US, or online at www.mint.ca/victory.

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