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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 10,000, make sure to order your coin today!
• Ideal gift for someone you know who enjoys our 1/25 oz pure gold coins!
• Your coin is 99.99% pure gold–HST/GST exempt.
• Your coin highlights the historic connection between Louisbourg and the sea using a beautiful symbolic design.
• Limited mintage of 10,000 coins worldwide
Designed by Canadian artist Peter Gough, your coin highlights the historic connection between Louisbourg and the sea. It depicts a cod fish and ship, as well as the Frédéric Gate. The reverse is engraved with the words “CANADA,” the date “2013” and the face value of “50 CENTS.”
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 gold coin collectors and fans of Canadian military history.
Don't delay—order yours today!