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2012 $10 PURE GOLD COIN - THE WAR OF 1812 (1/4oz. GOLD)

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  • 2012 $10 PURE GOLD COIN - THE WAR OF 1812 (1/4oz. GOLD)
  • 2012 $10 PURE GOLD COIN - THE WAR OF 1812 (1/4oz. GOLD)
  • 2012 $10 PURE GOLD COIN - THE WAR OF 1812 (1/4oz. GOLD)


The War of 1812
–Heralding a Pivotal Moment in Canada’s History
This coin commemorating the bicentennial of the War of 1812 features a powerful symbolic representation of the War in a heraldic style that eloquently expresses the allegorical relationships between the people and events of the War of 1812. The eagle, representing American forces, stands powerfully opposed to the lion, who symbolizes the British forces. Between them stretches the shield of military conflict, upon which is emblazoned the maple leaf, signifying the shared resolve of the English- and French-speaking Canadian volunteers and First Nations warriors who worked together to bravely defend their land and ways of life. The coin is embossed with the commemorative dates “1812–2012” and the bilingual hallmark of the Royal Canadian Mint’s renowned purity and craftsmanship, “9999” and “FINE GOLD ¼ OZ OR PUR.”
Actual Size
Special Features:

  •  Unique design in heraldic style reminiscent of a Coat of Arms, created by artist Cathy Bursey-Sabourin who also designed the Coat of Arms of Canada, and officially vetted by the Chief Herald of Canada.
  • The first ¼-oz 99.99% pure gold proof coin offered as a single coin (not part of a set) from the Royal Canadian Mint.

Product Specifications:

Item Number:119384
Face Value:
10 dollars
Composition:99.99% pure gold
Weight (g):7.80
Diameter (mm):20
Cathy Bursey-Sabourin


Coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint branded maroon clamshell case lined with black flock and protected by a black sleeve.

Advertising Date: April 9, 2012
Launch Date: April 16, 2012

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