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2013 Canada $500 HMS Shannon & USS Chesapeake 5oz. Fine Gold (No Tax)

2013 Canada $500 HMS Shannon & USS Chesapeake 5oz. Fine Gold (No Tax)
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2013 Canada $500 HMS Shannon & USS Chesapeake 5oz. Fine Gold (No Tax)

Victory on the High Seas: HMS Shannon

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: 120788
Face Value: 500 dollars
Mintage: 200
Composition: 99.99% pure gold
Weight (g): 156.05
Diameter (mm): 60
Edge: Serrated
Finish: Proof
Certificate: Serialized

Special Features:
- Limited mintage of 200 coins is available to coin collectors worldwide, and features 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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