Battle of Neuve-Chapelle – Royal Canadian Mint

I’m happy to share another coin I illustrated for the Royal Canadian Mint. This coin remembers the acts of bravery by Canadians in the Battle of Neuve-Chapelle from the First World War (1915). I illustrated soldiers manning an 18-pounder field gun, with smoke billowing after a shot has been fired. A sergeant looks through his binoculars to gauge the accuracy of the hit.

The gold-plated  figure at the bottom of the coin was not designed by me, but is the winged figure of Victory that appeared on the Victory Medals awarded during the First World War.

If you’re interested in ordering one, please visit the Mint’s online store.

Battle of Neuve-Chappelle coin with original drawing in background.

Battle of Neuve-Chappelle coin with original drawing in background.

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Detail image of the coin.

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The coin is 38mm in diameter with select gold-plating.

From original drawing to engraved coin.

From original drawing to engraved coin.

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