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The War of 1812 was a fundamental turning point in Canada’s history: it profoundly influenced Canada’s sense of identity and united French- and English-speaking inhabitants, Indigenous communities, farmers, soldiers, artisans and others in an effort to preserve their ways of life from American invasion. Two-hundred years ago, the HMS Shannon celebrated victory on the high seas against the USS Chesapeake. In highly detailed engraving, this large format 5 oz fine silver coin commemorates the historic battle that still remains a formative event in Canadian history.
With only 1,500 of these fine silver coins available, ensure you order yours today!
• Your 5 oz fine silver coin commemorates the bicentennial of the HMS Shannon’s historic defeat of the USS Chesapeake during the War of 1812.
• Certified fine silver (99.99% pure) and is GST/HST exempt.
• Finely engraved and meticulously presented in a beautiful proof finish.
• Very limited mintage of 1,500 coins.
Designed by Canadian artist John Horton, this coin depicts the final moments of the famous battle of the HMS Shannon (at right) and the battle-worn USS Chesapeake (at left), its decks ablaze and gun-ports destroyed. Your coin features an embossed bilingual title that celebrates the HMS Shannon’s victory by listing its name first “THE/LE SHANNON AND THE/ET LE CHESAPEAKE.” It also features the dates “1813-2013,” commemorating 200 years since the famous war battle.
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint branded maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a black sleeve.
This coin is an attractive collectible for numismatists; marine, naval and military enthusiasts; and lovers of Canadian history alike.
Claim your piece of this important part of our history before it disappears—order your coin immediately!