The Devil’s Brigade was a joint World War II American-Canadian commando unit, marking the first and only time the two nations were seamlessly joined in training, equipment, and uniform. Appropriately named the 1st Special Service Force, the Devil’s Brigade was originally intended to be a parachute unit whose mission was to slip behind enemy lines and carry out psychological warfare. The unit would surreptitiously tuck printed cards onto the bodies of enemy soldiers with the warning, “Das dicke Ende kommt noch!” or “The worst is yet to come!” printed in ominous red ink. Although it was only operational from 1942 to 1944, this elite combat unit demonstrated the power of united national forces against a common foe, and became the forerunner to distinguished Canadian and U.S. Special Forces units including Canada’s Joint-Task-Force 2, the United States’ Navy Seals, Delta Force, and Green Berets.
This .9999 Gold coin commemorates the First Special Service Force from World War II. Celebrate this unique source of military pride for Canada and the U.S. by ordering a Canadian First Special Service Force 1/10 oz Gold Coin BU today!
The obverse of this 1/10 oz Gold Devil’s Brigade coin features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the 5 Canadian dollar face value
The reverse displays a stylized American Star and Canadian Maple Leaf behind the First Special Service Force shoulder patch that united the two nations in one joint mission. Below the spearhead emblazoned with “USA” and “Canada” is an arrowhead shape, interpreted to symbolize the warrior spirit of the FSSF. The reverse also features the name “FIRST SPECIAL SERVICE FORCE” and “PREMIRE FORCE DE SERVICE SPCIAL,” the date “2014” and the face value of “5 DOLLARS.
Each Canadian First Special Service Force 1/10 oz Gold Coin BU was produced at the Royal Canadian Mint. The Mint opened in 1908 with a sole facility in Ottawa and later expanded to add a facility in Winnipeg in 1978. Today, the two locations form one of the most sophisticated minting operations in the world. The Mint’s unique combination of captivating designs, premier craftsmanship, and advanced security technologies have revolutionized the coinage and bullion industries.
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These Canadian First Special Service Force 1/10 oz Gold Coins also make great gifts for the history buff or military veteran in your life! Celebrate a piece of history with your order today!
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|Metal Content||.1 Troy Ounce|
|Producer||Royal Canadian Mint|
|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Designer (Obverse)||Susanna Blunt|
|Product Series||Canadian First Special Force|
|Certificate of Authenticity||No|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|