2015 $30 Fine Silver Coin Canada's Merchant Navy in the Battle of the Atlantic
Canadian artist Yves Bérubé completed the design found on the coin’s reverse. It depicts the treacherous conditions of the Atlantic during World War II. In the image, the SS Duchess of York is seen taking fire from two enemy aircraft, which would eventually lead to its sinking and 34 casualties. In the background, the HMCS Iroquois is shown. It helped rescue 628 SS Duchess of York survivors. Inscribed above the design is 30 DOLLARS and 2015 with CANADA found below.
Minted as legal tender of Canada, the historical effigy of King George VI is seen on the coin’s obverse. The portrait was originally designed by T. H. Paget.
Each coin has a total weight of 62.67 grams and a diameter of 54 millimetres.
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