The Royal Canadian Mint has launched a new $2 coin to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.
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 words VICTORY and VICTOIRE appear on the outer ring, as does a message engraved in Morse code: “We win when we work willingly” and “La bonne volonté est gage de victoire”.
“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 issued on the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War is a fitting tribute to their legacy of bravery, of service, and of tremendous sacrifice.”
According to the Mint, three million new $2 coins will be released into circulation — of which two million will be in colour – and will be available in the coming days.