Issuance of two $2 commemorative circulation coins honouring the 75th Anniversary of D-Day (6 June 1944): SOR/2018-283

Canada Gazette, Part II, Volume 152, Number 26

SOR/2018-283 December 17, 2018


Issuance of two $2 commemorative circulation coins honouring the 75th Anniversary of D-Day (6 June 1944)

P.C. 2018-1572 December 14, 2018

Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Finance, pursuant to sections 6.4footnote a and 6.5footnote aof the Royal Canadian Mint Act footnote b, authorizes the issue of two two-dollar circulation coins, the characteristics of which are to be as specified in item 1.1footnote c of Part 2 of the schedule to that Act and the diameter of which is to be 28.03 mm, and determines the design of those coins to be as follows:


(This statement is not part of the Order.)


The Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) wishes to produce two commemorative $2 circulation coins honouring the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. The two $2 coins would have one shared design that would be produced in coloured and non-coloured versions. Pursuant to sections 6.4 and 6.5 of the Royal Canadian Mint Act, the Governor in Council may, by order, authorize the issue of circulation coins of a denomination listed in Part 2 of the schedule of that Act and determine the design of any circulation coin to be issued.


The RCM produces commemorative circulation coins as a means to assist in the promotion of Canada, and Canadian values, culture and history. These special coins raise awareness of subjects, stories, and events of importance to Canadians and create engagement with the Canadian public.


The objective of this Order is to authorize the RCM to produce two $2 commemorative circulation coins honouring the 75th Anniversary of D-Day (June 6, 1944). These coins serve as tangible keepsakes of the contributions and sacrifices of those who have served Canada in a military capacity in order to foster remembrance.


The design depicts Canadians in a landing craft preparing to land on Juno Beach. They are supported by Royal Canadian Navy ships and aircraft of the Royal Canadian Air Force. On the inner ring, above the Canadians in the landing craft are the words “D-DAY” and “LE JOUR J.” A banner on the lower part of the coin’s outer ring features the words: “REMEMBER” and “SOUVENIR.”

“One-for-One” Rule

This Order does not impose new administrative costs on business. Therefore, the “One-for-One” Rule does not apply.

Small business lens

This Order does not impose new administrative or compliance costs on small business. Therefore, the small business lens does not apply.


These coins would communicate the contributions and sacrifices of our veterans in order to foster remembrance among Canadians on the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.

Because these coins are available at face value and circulated widely, public demand is high with many coins being collected and taken out of circulation. Commemorative circulation coin programs contribute to the overall success of the event being commemorated.

Coins would be distributed through financial institutions with a portion reserved for coin exchanges.


Simon Kamel
Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Corporate and Legal Affairs
Royal Canadian Mint
320 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0G8
Telephone: 613-993-1732
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