Copper proof, BU
38 mm (1-1/2”), 31.1 grams
HISTORY: Other than the Royal Canadian Legion, a nonprofit Canadian ex-service organization founded in 1925, I have yet to find an organization in existence that carried out any youth programs in Canada. Yet, back in 1972, there obviously was such a group.
OBVERSE: A naked man, holding a dove in his left hand and a book in his right hand, kneels before a boy and girl beneath a shining sun and a maple leaf suspended beneath. Around the rim it reads, “ARMY NAVY AIR FORCE VETERANS IN CANADA,” with a sub caption, “PEACE THROUGH KNOWLEDGE.” Next to the man’s right foot are the initials “C.H.O.”
REVERSE: “SHOULDER TO SHOULDER FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT” and “1972” surround a shield topped by the British Crown, an array of maple leaves on either side. Lower left is a mint mark.