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2013 Canada $50 HMS Shannon & USS Chesapeake 5oz. Silver (No Tax)

2013 Canada $50 HMS Shannon & USS Chesapeake 5oz. Silver (No Tax)

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2013 Canada $50 HMS Shannon & USS Chesapeake 5oz. Silver (No Tax)

Victory on the High Seas: HMS Shannon

"As the Chesapeake appears now ready for sea, I request you will do me the favour to meet the Shannon with her, ship to ship, to try the fortune of our respective flags."
- Captain Philip Broke, HMS Shannon, to Captain James Lawrence, USS Chesapeake

Designed by Canadian artist John Horton, the reverse image depicts the final moments of the famous battle of HMS Shannon, pictured on the right, and the battle-worn USS Chesapeake, pictured on the left with its decks ablaze and gun-ports destroyed. The embossed bilingual title celebrates HMS Shannon's victory by listing its name first: 'THE/Le SHANNON AND THE/et le CHESAPEAKE.' The reverse side also features the dates '1813-2013,' commemorating the bicentennial of HMS Shannon's renowned defeat of USS Chesapeake in the middle year of the War of 1812. The obverse features the portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by artist Susanna Blunt.

• Item Number: 120796
• Face Value: 50 dollars
• Mintage: 1,500
• Composition: 99.99% pure Silver
• Weight (g): 157.6
• Diameter (mm): 65
• Edge: Serrated
• Finish: Proof
• Certificate: Serialized
• Artist: John Horton

Special Features:
• Limited mintage of 1,500 coins available to coin collectors worldwide, with highly detailed engraving on a large format coin.
• Created to commemorate the bicentennial of a historic battle of the War of 1812, this unique coin is part of a larger collection celebrating the heroes and events of the War of 1812 - a formative event in Canadian history.
• An attractive collectible for numismatists, marine, naval and military enthusiasts, and lovers of Canadian history alike.
• Beautifully detailed reverse design features Canadian artist John Horton's depiction of HMS Shannon's historic defeat of USS Chesapeake during the War of 1812.
• Intricate and elegant design is finely engraved and meticulously presented in a beautiful Proof finish (frosted raised elements on mirror background).

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