WAR OF 1812 Reverse Proof 1/2 Oz Platinum Coin. The Royal Canadian Mint commemorated the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 beginning in 2012 with a commemorative series of bullion coins. This is a 2017 Canada 1/2 oz Platinum coin honors the War of 1812. This is part of the Royal Canadian Mint's commemorative series.
Royal Canadian Mint's 1/2 ounce Platinum bullion coins commemorating the War of 1812. These limited production, 99.95% pure Platinum coins are one of the purest Platinum coins available and guaranteed for their weight and purity by the Royal Canadian Mint. The War of 1812 is often described as America's second war of independence.
It began as a protest against perceived violations of the U. S national sovereignty by the British and was the first time that America declared war on another nation. America's historic national anthem, "The Star Spangled Banner, " was penned during Britain's naval bombardment of Baltimore's Fort McHenry. The war between the United States and the United Kingdom marked the first time in American history that the young nation had declared war on another country, and is viewed through the lens of history as a second war of independence for the US.The War of 1812 stemmed from perceived violations of US national sovereignty by the United Kingdom, primarily at sea where the British Navy often commandeered US merchant vessels and pressed sailors into service in the Royal Navy. The United States of America, for the first time as an independent nation, would eventually declare war on the British. In the design of the War of 1812 1/2 oz Platinum Bullion Coin, youll find symbols on the reverse which represent the three primary combatants in the conflict. The center of the design includes the shield and maple leaf of Canada, then a colony of the United Kingdom.
The shield is supported on the left by the Lion of England and on the right by the American Bald Eagle. On the reverse of the War of 1812 1/2 oz Platinum Bullion Coins, the design mentioned above takes center stage. It is accompanied by numerous engravings, including the French and English phrases War of 1812 Guerre de 1812 above the shield and heraldic beasts.
The coins metal content, weight, and purity also feature on this side. The obverse of these 1/2 oz Platinum Coins includes the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.In this fourth-generation design for Canadian coins, Susanna Blunt depicts the Queen without a crown upon her head. This is the first design of a British monarch on Canadian coins without a crown since Elizabeth IIs father George VI in a design created back in 1936. Weight: 1/2 Oz - 15.5g. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins: Canada\Commemorative". The seller is "unitedstatescoins-86" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.