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2013 Canada $300 HMS Shannon & USS Chesapeake Platinum Coin (No Tax)

2013 Canada $300 HMS Shannon & USS Chesapeake Platinum Coin (No Tax)
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2013 Canada $300 HMS Shannon & USS Chesapeake Platinum Coin (No Tax)

Victory on the High Seas: HMS Shannon

This $300 coin is certified to be 99.95% pure platinum with a weight of 31.16 grams and a diameter of 30 millimetres. 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 famous defeat of USS Chesapeake. The obverse features the portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by artist Susanna Blunt.

Item Number: 123722
Face Value: 300 dollars
Mintage: 250
Composition: 99.95% pure platinum
Weight (g): 31.16
Diameter (mm): 30
Edge: Serrated
Finish: Proof
Certificate: Serialized

Special Features:
- Limited mintage of 250 coins is available to coin collectors worldwide; typically Royal Canadian Mint platinum coins sell out quickly.
- 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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