This $4 silver coin is 99.99% pure silver with a metal weight of 7.96 grams and a diameter of 27 millimetres. The reverse image by Bonnie Ross features, in the foreground, a three-quarter profile portrait of Charles-Michel de Salaberry set against an intricately engraved background comprised of the bilingual text “The War of 1812/La guerre de 1812.” This background is horizontally bisected by a polished silver band featuring the embossed word “de Salaberry” in cursive lettering. Beneath this band is the engraved and painted Government of Canada War of 1812 logo composed of the date “1812” in 1812-style handwritten lettering laid over a red stylized maple leaf with ecru swords crossing behind it. The reverse is also embossed with the face value of “4 DOLLARS.” The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
– Created to commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812, this unique portrait coin is one of four in a series celebrating Canadian Heroes of the War of 1812, and part of a larger collection devoted to commemorating the 200th anniversary of this important event in Canadian history.
– An attractive collectible for numismatists, military enthusiasts, and lovers of Canadian history alike.
– The coin features Charles-Michel d’Irumberry de Salaberry against an intricately engraved background comprised of the words “The War of 1812” in both English and French. Featured in the design is the engraved and painted Government of Canada War of 1812 logo: composed of stylistic 1812 typography encompassed by a stylized maple leaf with ecru swords crossing behind it.
– The stunning three-quarters profile of this important Canadian figure is engraved to the Royal Canadian Mint’s exacting standards in 99.99% fine silver.
Coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a custom beauty box.
Finished Size: 67 x 67 mm