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Long before her name became synonymous with chocolate, Laura Secord (1775-1868) played a critical part in our nation's success during the War of 1812. Upon hearing American officers discussing their intention to ambush a British outpost and capture its commanding officer, Secord made a 30-kilometre trek by foot to successfully alert 400 First Nations warriors and Lieutenant James FitzGibbon. Upon reaching Beaver Dams, American forces were ambushed themselves by the First Nations warriors and 50 British soldiers, and ultimately forced to surrender.
This unique portrait coin is one of four in a series celebrating Canadian heroes of the War of 1812; and part of a larger collection commemorating the 200th anniversary of this important event. Grab your piece of Canadian history before it sells out!
• One of four in a series celebrating Canadian heroes of the War of 1812.
• Finely engraved three-quarters profile of historical figure Laura Secord.
• Your coin is rendered in 99.99% fine silver and is GST/HST exempt.
• Limited mintage of 10,000.
Designed by Canadian artist Bonnie Ross, your coin features a three-quarter profile of Laura Secord set against an intricately engraved background featuring the bilingual text "The War of 1812 / La guerre de 1812." The background is horizontally bisected by a polished silver band featuring the embossed word "SECORD" in cursive lettering. Beneath the band is the engraved and painted Government of Canada War of 1812 logo, composed of the date "1812" in stylized script over a red stylized maple leaf with ecru swords crossing behind it. The reverse also features the face value of "4 DOLLARS."
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a custom beauty box.
This is an attractive collectible for numismatists, military enthusiasts, and lovers of Canadian history alike.
Don't delay—order yours today!