2012 PURE .9999 SILVER 8 COIN PROOF SET, with the '200th ANNIVERSARY of the WAR of 1812' GOLD PLATED SILVER DOLLAR
THE SET COMES COMPLETE, AS RECEIVED FROM THE MINT.
A FIRST! Every coin in the ALL-NEW Fine Silver Proof Set is struck in 99.99% pure silver
Building unity – the seeds of a nation For Canadians, the War of 1812 conjures a rich historical moment steeped in both fact and myth – full of heroes, villains, disastrous defeats and glorious victories. While the conflict did not predestine the emergence of Canada as a nation, outcomes like the sustained sovereignty of British North America and the collaborative experience of resisting American forces would eventually help to feed Canada’s transition from British colony to dominion to independent nation.
English and French Canadian colonists and First Nations alike recognized that American invasion threatened their own independence and way of life. They had good reason to fret: the United States continued to expand relentlessly south and westward throughout the nineteenth century.
The war was hard fought on both sides for two more years, over which time some of Canada’s proudest moments arose. The hard lessons learned in the War of 1812 further strengthened the physical and economic ties between Upper and Lower Canada, driving greater colonial unity. More viscerally, the conflict spawned shared stories and heroes that represent a common thread in the histories of all of Canada’s founding peoples.
Exquisite craftsmanship Intricate detailing on the 2012 Proof Dollar depicts a British sergeant, a Voltigeur Canadien and an Iroquois warrior wearing historically accurate uniform approaching the invader with unity of purpose to defend the border and colonies they represent. To enhance its design, and as a Fine Silver Proof Set exclusive, the 2012 Proof Dollar that’s included in this set features selective gold plating. This set also includes gold-plated $1 and $2 coins, plus a special 1-cent coin featuring selective pink gold-plating on the maple leaves, in homage of the colour of a newly minted copper penny.
There are only 20,000 Fine Silver Proof Sets like this in the world. For pure prestige, order your 2012 Fine Silver Proof Set commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812 today! It’s a perfect gift for enthusiasts of Canadian military history and Canadian war history.
Top reasons to buy the 2012 Fine Silver Proof Set
• Commemorate the bicentennial of a pivotal moment in Canadian colonial history with this highly collectible fine silver 8-coin set • Low mintage – only 20,000 sets worldwide • Only this set offers selective gold plating on the commemorative silver dollar and one-cent coin • Intricate detailing on the Proof Dollar depicts a British sergeant, a Voltigeur Canadien and an Iroquois warrior wearing historically accurate uniform approaching the invader with unity of purpose to defend the border and colonies they represent • Encircling the design of the Proof Dollar are 200 finely struck beads symbolizing the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812 • Includes a serialized certificate with detailed coin specifications • An ideal addition to any historical or international coin collection • Comes in a black genuine leather case and custom beauty box • A great gift idea that can be cherished and shared forever • Perfect for enthusiasts of Canadian military history and Canadian war history
Composition: 99.99 % pure silver with selective gold plating
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