Formed in 1942 as the United States entered World War II, the First Special Service Force was a joint American-Canadian commando unit tasked with leading the war effort as the United States ramped up its military response to Japanese aggression. Right now, ½ oz Silver First Special Service Force Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com in BU condition.
- Ships to you sealed in individual plastic, tubes of 20 coins, or boxes containing 480 coins!
- First released in 2013!
- Mintage of the coins in this series is limited!
- Consists of One-Half Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $2 (CAD) backed by the federal government of Canada.
- Obverse features the image of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse includes the shoulder patch of the First Special Service Force.
Each of the ½ oz Silver First Special Service Force coins listed here today arrives from the Royal Canadian Mint in BU condition. These uncirculated coins are available inside of individual plastic for protection, or in bulk packages. The bulk options include tubes of 20 coins or boxes of 480 coins.
The First Special Service Force of Canadian and American commandos is at the heart of the development of permanent, standing Special Forces in both the American and Canadian militaries. Many of these countries best modern units view the Devil’s Brigade as their “Founding Fathers.”
On the obverse of all ½ oz Silver First Special Service Force Coins you’ll find the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty features on all Canadian coinage, and in this design is the fourth-generation right-profile portrait completed in 2003 by Susanna Blunt. It is the first design of a Monarch on Canadian coins since George VI to depict a monarch without a crown.
The reverse of the ½ oz Silver First Special Service Force coin includes the patch worn by members of the Devil’s Brigade. It includes a spearhead in the center with the name of both nations, and designs on either side that vary by year. The original design included a star for the US and a maple leaf for Canada. Latter designs included an American bald eagle and a more intricate maple leaf.
Struck by the Royal Canadian Mint, these unique silver bullion coins had limited mintage figures. The Royal Canadian Mint was founded in the federal capital city of Ottawa in 1908, and expanded in 1980 to include a new facility in Winnipeg.
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