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2012 Canada $4 Heroes of 1812 - Tecumseh Fine Silver (No Tax).

2012 Canada $4 Heroes of 1812 - Tecumseh Fine Silver (No Tax).

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2012 Canada $4 Heroes of 1812 - Tecumseh Fine Silver (No Tax).

The War of 1812 was a fundamental turning point in Canada's development as a nation; the stories and the heroes that arose from it have become enduring elements of the Canadian story. The strategic prowess and bravery of Tecumseh during the War of 1812-in which he offered the ultimate sacrifice, his life-have made him one of the war's most well-known figures.

This $4 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 bust of Tecumseh in his characteristic fringed buckskin jacket.

Around his neck he wears the King George III peace medal he was given by officials in Upper Canada and which he is said to have worn constantly, including in the final battle that took his life: the Battle of the Thames on October 5, 1813. Around his head he wears a buckskin bandana adorned with a single feather. In his left ear and in his nose are decorative rings. Tecumseh's portrait is 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 engraved word "Tecumseh" 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 engraved with the face value of "4 DOLLARS." The obverse features the word "CANADA," the date "2012," and the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Specifications:
Item Number: 119726
Face Value: 4 dollars
Mintage: 10,000
Composition: 99.99% fine Silver
Weight (g): 7.96
Diameter (mm): 27
Edge: Serrated
Finish: Proof
Certificate: Serialized

Special Features:
- 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 the great Shawnee chief Tecumseh 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.

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