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2007 Canada Thayendanegea Proof Sterling Silver Dollar

2007 Canada Thayendanegea Proof Sterling Silver Dollar

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2007 Canada Thayendanegea Proof Sterling Silver Dollar

Born in Ohio during a tumultuous era that defined North America, Thayendanegea's life was greatly influenced by an alliance with the British. Thayendanegea was given the Christian name of Joseph Brant and received an English education.

Brant fought his first battle with the British when he was just a teenager. But this young warrior was also a visionary. Brant clearly understood that Indigenous people faced inevitable change and united various nations to protect their interests.

As a war chief of the Six Nations and a British Army captain, Brant was respected by both sides. And when the American War of Independence ended (1783), he acted as a statesman and negotiated land for the Six Nations people.

They settled in the Grand River Valley (Ontario) where Brant played a key role in their economic, political, and religious lives, bringing a school, as well as a saw and a grist mill, to the community. Yet despite this seemingly British way of life, Brant's vision of Indigenous sovereignty persisted.

Thayendanegea was equally at ease with a tea cup or a tomahawk. He adopted a new culture without dishonouring his Indigenous roots. Through his voice and his actions, Brant shaped much of Indigenous Canada, a legacy that echoes throughout southwestern Ontario and in the city that bears his name.

Face Value: 1 dollar
Composition: 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper
Mintage: 65,000
Finish: Proof
Certificate: Adapted from an original artwork by Laurie McGaw

Packaging: Maroon display case with an insert which houses the coin. Protected by a black beauty box.

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