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Initially founded by a small group of French colonists in 1713, Louisbourg quickly became a thriving community around its large natural port. It was the centre of French power in the Atlantic region, home to one of the largest military garrisons in New France, an important economic and cultural crossroads, and a major hub for fishing and trading ships from around the world. Captured by the British in 1758, Louisbourg was eventually abandoned in 1768. Today, it is considered a National Historical Site, known for laying the foundation for the country that would one day be called Canada.
The year 2013 marks the 300th anniversary of the founding of this historic settlement. With a limited mintage of only 8,500, order your coin today!
• Your coin features a beautifully detailed scene honouring this historic Canadian landmark.
• Your 40 mm coin is struck in 99.99% fine silver—HST/GST exempt.
• Includes unique edge lettering motif.
• Low mintage of 8,500 worldwide.
Designed by Canadian artist John Horton, your coin commemorates the 300th anniversary of the settlement of Louisbourg, the essential role this settlement played in the development of Nova Scotia—and, ultimately, Canada. The reverse is engraved with the words “CANADA,” the double date “1713 LOUISBOURG 2013,” and the face value of “20 DOLLARS.” The edge lettering on the side of the coin reads “LOUISBOURG 300” and a repeating symbolic pattern of an achor, fleur de lys and maple leaf.
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a black sleeve.
Your coin commemorates one of Canada's most historic landmarks, and will delight fans of Canadian military history.
Don't delay—order yours today!