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1/4 oz Canadian War of 1812 Gold Coin

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The War of 1812 holds a significant place in history, even though it’s not widely remembered today. This conflict played a crucial role in shaping the United States as an independent nation. Just a little less than two decades after the American Revolution, the U.S. found itself at war again, this time to defend against British aggressions. And right now, you can purchase oz War of 1812 Gold Coins online from BGASC.


  • Comes in protective packaging for safekeeping!
  • Commemorates the 200th anniversary of the war!
  • Contains 1/4 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold in brilliant uncirculated (BU) condition.
  • Has a face value of $10 (CAD) backed by the federal government of Canada.
  • The obverse features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • The reverse showcases symbolism representing the combatant nations of America, Great Britain, and French-Canadian nationals.

Each 1/4 oz War of 1812 Gold Coin listed here originates from the Royal Canadian Mint. Interestingly, the first shots of the War of 1812 were fired in 1811 during the Battle of Tippecanoe in Indiana. The war concluded weeks after a cease-fire was agreed upon when Americans defeated a British attack force in New Orleans.

These War of 1812 coins were minted in 2012 by the Royal Canadian Mint and issued until April 2013. They bear a special marking on the reverse side, denoting the 200th anniversary of this significant conflict, with an engraving that reads 1812-2012.


The obverse side of the oz War of 1812 Gold Coin features a right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This image, designed by Susanna Blunt in 2003, is the second design of a monarch on Canadian coins completed by a Canadian artist.


On the reverse of the War of 1812 Gold Coins, you’ll find the image of two heraldic beasts. The American Eagle is on the right, and the English Lion is on the left, with a battle shield bearing a maple leaf in between, symbolizing the French-Canadian nationals who fought on the side of the British forces.


At just two decades into its existence as an independent nation, the United States was facing British naval aggressions on the high seas. The War of 1812 is often referred to as a “Second War of Independence” by Americans, as it resulted in the United States successfully repelling British aggressions. Despite the White House in Washington D.C. being sacked and burned, America emerged as a modest victor in this war.


If you have any questions about purchasing gold, please don’t hesitate to contact BGASC. You can reach us at 888-992-4272, chat with us live online, or email us.

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Year 2012
Metal Content 0.25 Troy Ounce
Metals Purity .9999
Denomination 10 CAD
Producer Royal Canadian Mint
Mint Mark Not Shown
Thickness 1.7 mm
Diameter 20 mm
Condition Uncirculated
Country Canada
Designer (Obverse) Susanna Blunt
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Commemorative
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging Plastic Flip
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Capsule Size 20 mm
Packaging Dimensions 1. x 1.3 x 0.1

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