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14-karat Gold Coin - 250th Anniversary of the Birth of Tecumseh - Mintage: 1,500 (2018)

14-karat Gold Coin - 250th Anniversary of the Birth of Tecumseh - Mintage: 1,500 (2018)

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Mintage: 1,500
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A 14-karat celebration of a key historical figure! Warrior. Leader. Visionary. Order today!

Fuelled by a desire to protect his homeland, Tecumseh (1768-1813) is remembered as one of the great military heroes of the War of 1812. On the 250th anniversary of his birth, this 14-karat gold coin is a celebration of the life and legacy of this legendary Shawnee war leader, whose beliefs, triumphs and sacrifice are woven into the complex fabric of this nation's history.

Your 14-karat gold coin is a celebration of Tecumseh's life and legacy! Order today!

Special features:
  • TRADITION ROOTED IN HISTORY! The 2018 issue of our annual $100 gold coin commemorates the 250th anniversary of the birth of Tecumseh, whose actions during the War of 1812 made him an important historical figure.
  • A PORTRAIT OF A LEADER! Since there are no official portraits extant of this famous leader, ours is based on extensive research to present the most historically accurate representation possible.
  • KING GEORGE III MEDAL WORN AROUND HIS NECK! Presented in three-quarter profile, Tecumseh is depicted in his traditional Shawnee clothing (as described by one of Sir Isaac Brock's men) with the King George III medal worn around his neck.
  • DOUBLE-DATED! Your coin includes the commemorative dates "1768 – 2018" and the name "Tecumseh" in a stylistic 1812 typography!
  • OUTSTANDING DETAILS WHEREVER YOU LOOK! Enhanced by the mirror-like shine of a beautiful proof finish, the engraved elements include a wealth of fine details that truly add dimension to the overall design—from the texture of Tecumseh's apparel to the antique map of Upper Canada in the background.
  • PRESTIGIOUS AND EXCLUSIVE! A shining example of Royal Canadian Mint's world-renowned craftsmanship, this coin has a very low mintage of only 1,500 coins worldwide.
  • INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! Regardless of special packaging, the Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins!
  • ORDER TODAY! Exquisitely crafted from 14-karat gold, your limited collector piece is sure to be a spectacular addition to your collection of gold coins, and will shine bright alongside any historical- or First Nations-themed coins!

Design:

On the reverse, artist Bonnie Ross has drawn from various visual and written sources to present an ideal portrait of the legendary Shawnee war leader. Presented in three-quarter profile, Tecumseh is depicted in his traditional Shawnee clothing (as described by one of Sir Isaac Brock's men) with the King George III medal worn around his neck. Behind the carefully sculpted bust, a precision-engraved map fills the field. This illustrated representation of Upper Canada circa 1813 highlights Tecumseh's key role as a military ally during the War of 1812, but the area above his right shoulder has added significance—it includes the sites of several major conflicts involving Tecumseh, including the Battle of the Thames where he was slain in 1813. The reverse includes the name "Tecumseh" and the commemorative dates "1768 – 2018" in a stylistic 1812 typography, along with the engraved word "CANADA" and the face value "100 DOLLARS". The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Did you know…
  • Born in 1768, Tecumseh was a member of the Kispoko division of the Shawnees that focused on war. His name, refers to the rising path of a shooting star, like a panther leaping across the sky.
  • While the spiritual teachings of his brother Tenskwatawa (the Prophet) warned of the dangers of abandoning ancestral ways, Tecumseh's message was one of cross-cultural unity: he championed the establishment of a First Nations confederacy—one he hoped would stretch from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes—as the best line of defence to repel American expansion in the west.
  • Tecumseh's first visit to Canada (Upper Canada) was in 1808, when he arrived at Fort Malden (Amherstburg, Ont.). While initially distrustful of the British, the Americans aroused Tecumseh's fury with the Treaty of Fort Wayne in 1810 and an attack on his settlement at Prophetstown (the Battle of Tippecanoe) in 1811.
  • Thousands of First Nations warriors sided with the British during the War of 1812 and played a key role in defending Upper and Lower Canada against invading forces.
  • Tecumseh was offered the rank of Brigadier-General in the British Army. He would lead over 2,000 warriors into four major battles: the Siege of Detroit, Fort Meigs, Fort Stephenson, and the Battle of the Thames.
  • As evidence of their mutual respect, Sir Isaac Brock gave Tecumseh the red sash from his uniform while Tecumseh gave the British commander his beaded belt. Brock was wearing Tecumseh's belt when he was shot during the Battle of Queenston Heights on October 13, 1812. Tecumseh was killed in the Battle of the Thames (near Thamesville, Ont.) in October 1813.

Packaging:

Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box.

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Specifications

  • No.163997
  • Mintage1,500
  • Composition14-karat gold
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 12
  • Diameter (mm) 27
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value100 dollars
  • ArtistBonnie Ross (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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