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2006 Canada $10 National Historic Sites - Fortress of Louisbourg (No Tax)

2006 Canada $10 National Historic Sites - Fortress of Louisbourg (No Tax)


 
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2006 Canada $10 National Historic Sites - Fortress of Louisbourg (No Tax)

When it was built in 1713, the fortress on this coin was one of the largest buildings in North America. Founded by France, Louisbourg quickly became the third busiest seaport on the continent, surpassed only by Boston and Philadelphia. The town was thriving - and this made the British nervous.

In 1745, it was captured by New Englanders and a British naval squadron, but was returned under treaty in 1749. Nine years later, the British seized Louisbourg once again. By then, a much stronger military base was taking shape in Halifax so the British destroyed the town before withdrawing in 1768. Today, the Fortress of Louisbourg is a National Historic Site and stands as a living memorial to the 18th-century rivalry for supremacy.

Specifications:
Face Value: 10 dollars
Mintage: 15,000
Composition: 99.99% pure Silver
Weight (g): 25.175
Diameter (mm): 36.07
Edge: Serrated
Finish: Proof

Special Features:
Fine depiction of the Dauphine Gate, a re-enactment drummer and along the circumference of the coin a sun dial alluding to the one that was found during an archeological dig at the site.

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

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