A hero of the War of 1812! Own a piece of 1812 history!
Charles-Michel d’Irumberry de Salaberry’s group of Colonial regulars, the Voltigeurs Canadiens, was a light infantry unit that would become one of the most successful and well-known units to fight in the War of 1812.
Voltigeurs, forcing the American troops to retreat, despite the fact that they outnumbered the Voltigeurs and their Aboriginal allies by more than two to one.
Despite the legend arising around de Salaberry and the Battle of Châteauguay, including the assertion that 300 allies had forced the retreat of 7,000 Americans, the significance of that battle and de Salaberry’s role in it remain indisputable despite historical exaggeration. The actions and heroism of de Salaberry and the Voltigeurs remain key moments in the War of 1812.
This coin makes an ideal gift for family and friends who enjoy Canadian history, especially events surrounding the War of 1812.
• Your coin includes an engraved and painted Government of Canada War of 1812 logo
• Previous coins in series include: Tecumseh, Sir Isaac Brock and HMS Shannon.
• Crafted in fine silver (99.99% pure)
• Limited to 10,000 coins worldwide
Your coin was designed by Bonnie Ross and features, in the foreground, a three-quarter profile portrait of Charles-Michel de Salaberry set against an intricately engraved background comprised of the bilingual text “The War of 1812/La guerre de 1812.” This background is horizontally bisected by a polished silver band featuring the embossed word “de Salaberry” in cursive lettering. Beneath this band is the engraved and painted Government of Canada War of 1812 logo composed of the date “1812” in 1812-style handwritten lettering laid over a red stylized maple leaf with ecru swords crossing behind it. The reverse is also embossed with the face value of “4 DOLLARS.”
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint branded maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a customized beauty box.
An attractive coin for numismatists, military enthusiasts, and lovers of Canadian history alike.
- Model No.119772
- Mintage 10,000
- Composition fine silver (99.99% pure)
- Finish proof
- Weight (g) 7.96
- Diameter (mm) 27
- Edge serrated
- Certificate serialized
- Face value 4 dollars
- Artist Bonnie Ross (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)