# 563 - HMS Shannon

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Created to commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812, this coin is part of a larger collection celebrating the heroes and events of the War of 1812, a formative event in Canadian history.

The HMS Shannon, a Leda-class frigate of the Royal Navy, won a bloody naval victory on June 1st, 1813, when she captured the American Navy's USS Chesapeake on what was called The Battle of Boston Harbor.

This coin is a 2012 $10 CAD weighting 15.87g with 99.99% silver purity and Proof finish, selectively gold plated.
Its mintage was 9,970 units and its issue price was $64.95 CAD.

The reverse features Canadian artist Bonnie Ross’ depiction of HMS Shannon leaving the Halifax harbor during the War of 1812.

Behind the central image of the vessel, the docks and buildings of early 19th-century Halifax harbor line the left side of the coin, while on the right side a tall ship sails in the distance.

The selectively gold-plated cameo in the top right corner of the coin features the original figurehead from the Shannon’s bow.


The obverse shows the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, designed by Susanna Blunt.


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canada coin is very cool

Did you know that the Royal Canadian Mint issues hundreds of commemorative coins each year?

Their sales are really good.
we here no one is buying .
price of 20 years ago Similar to now price,
So everyone likes to buy the previously issued.

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You probably know (that is if you ever come to my blogs at all) that I love ship coins. So this is really very nice!!! Thanks for sharing, @ronaldoavelino.

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Nice, one the best done Sailing ship coin products coming out of the RCM in a while.

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Beautiful ship coin! So much detail in the rigging and such!