This special 1/4 oz Gold Maple Leaf was produced by the Royal Canadian Mint to commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812. Like previous Gold Maple Leafs, this stunning coin was struck from .9999 fine gold. Only 2,000 were minted, making them very rare and highly desirable for collectors worldwide.
Although the obverse features the typical right-facing bust of Queen Elizabeth II, it differs slightly in that it has the country of issue struck on the bottom instead of the year. Her Majesty's name and the denomination are also struck on this side. The reverse features a lion and an eagle standing on opposite sides of a shield with a maple leaf on it. This design represents the struggle between Britain (the lion) and the United States (the eagle). As a British colony, Canada was caught in the middle and fought valiantly to defend their territory. The dates "1812-2012" are inscribed at the very top, signifying the 200 year anniversary. The weight and purity of the coin are inscribed below.
Often called the Second War of Independence, the War of 1812 played a key role in American, Canadian and British history. Lasting over two years, the war was fought primarily along the American-Canadian border. Own a piece of history by safely purchasing this gorgeous RCM collectible coin on GainesvilleCoins.com today.
|Actual Metal Weight:||0.25 ozt|
|Face Value:||10 Dollars|
|Mint:||Royal Canadian Mint|
|Obverse Designer:||Susanna Blunt|
|Reverse Designer:||Cathy Bursey-Sabourin|
|Series:||Canadian Gold Maple|