In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day, the Royal Canadian Mint has recently released a new highly pure silver coin featuring a big military boot print to honor the Canadian soldiers who landed on Juno Beach and helped secure an Allied foothold in Western Europe.

The reverse of the new coin features a military boot print in the sand, its deep indentation and crisp lines conveying the weight of the soldier's resolve as he moves towards his goal. Below the boot print, a wave laps at the shore, its contours echoing the Normandy coastline. The word "JUNO" fills the space between the boot print and the water and sits atop the anniversary years "1944 – 2019" that are linked by a maple leaf insignia from the Second World War. The word "CANADA" is engraved along the upper edge of the coin.

The obverse of the new coin displays an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the monetary denomination of the coin, 3 dollars.

The new coin is struck in 99.99 pure silver. It has a limited mintage of 100,000 worldwide.

Some 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region. The battle of Normandy in World War II led to the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control. The battle started on June 6, 1944, which is known as D-Day. Several mints across the Western World released new coins to mark this important occasion.

Soure: Royal Canadian Mint