1/2 oz 2017 War of 1812 Platinum Coin | Royal Canadian Mint
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This spectacular 1/2 oz 9995 pure platinum coin pays homage to the 1812 war and the Nations that took part in it. Acquire a 1/2 oz 2017 Royal Canadian Mint War of 1812 Platinum Coin from our online store and enjoy the lowest price, anywhere!
- Ships individually in protective packaging
- Consisting of 1/2 oz of 9995 Platinum
- Obverse: Features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
- Reverse: Features both a Lion and Eagle effigy, representing the two nations involved
The war of 1812 can be seen as one of the most pivotal and galvanizing events in Canadian history. Although at the time, Canada remained a British colony, the war helped to instill a sense of national pride and sovereignty within the Great Nation. In the wake of the aftermath of the "Chesapeake affair" of 1807, which involved British instigating an attack on American warships, in which 17 American seamen were killed, President James Madison declared war on Britain. The war would be instigated by way of the British controlled landmass above the United States, known today as Canada. It was presumed that Canada would be of little threat to America and little help to their British allies. Instead, the war galvanized the Nation, the individuals living in Canada, the First Nations who fought alongside the British, and freed African slaves who strove to fight for the Canadian cause. At the war's conclusion, tens of thousands of men gave their lives. However, the foundation was set for the birth of a Great Nation. Canada gained its own independence on July 1st, 1867.
Held on the reverse side, are the animal effigies for the two nations that participated in the conflict. On the left is a Lion, symbolic of England, and on the right is an Eagle, representative of The United States. In the middle, a military shield containing the emblem and National pride of Canada, the Maple leaf. Above the shield is the year of issue, while below is the purity.
ABOUT THE ROYAL CANADIAN MINT
The Royal Canadian Mint is known as one of the most reputable mints in the world. The Ottawa Branch of the Royal Mint opened in 1908 and was renamed The Royal Canadian Mint in 1931 when control was transferred to the Canadian government. The Royal Canadian Mint is renowned for producing some of the highest quality and purity of gold and silver bullion coins and bars in the world. Their high standards for excellence and quality allowed them to be the first refinery to manufacture 9999 fine gold bullion coins in 1982, as well as the first to reach 99999 fine gold purity in 1999.
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|Queen Elizabeth II as designed by Susanna Blunt.|
|A lion and eagle on either side of a shield bearing a maple leaf emblem.|
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