Mint apologizes for coin

The Canadian Mint has now apologized and will release a new silver coin next year to honour the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid in World War II.

Veterans here objected to the original version which called it a “battle” not a raid.

The mint originally defended the design but has now apologized. Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe M-P Ginette Petitpas Taylor says a new silver coin will be released next year but the current coin will remain available as part of a suite of coins honouring sacrifices made during both World Wars.