The Royal Canadian Mint has announced their first collector coin of the year, the 2012 Proof Silver Dollar celebrating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.
The coin is designed by military artist Ardell Bourgeois of British Columbia and features a British Sergeant, a Voltigeur Canadian, and an Iroquois warrior united in defense of their border. Behind the group is a map depicting part of the Great Lakes and Southwestern Ontario. The reverse design is encircled by 200 beads near the rim to symbolize the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.
The obverse design features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Susanna Blunt in 2003.
The 2012 Silver Dollars are struck in 99.99% silver with a weight of 23.17 grams and diameter of 36.07 mm. The proof version of the coin is limited to a mintage of 40,000 and available for $59.95 CDN. The brilliant version of the coin is limited to 25,000 and available for $54.95 CDN.
The Royal Canadian Mint will also include the 2012 Proof Silver Dollar in two types of proof sets. The 2012 Silver Dollar Proof Set includes the silver dollar with every circulating denomination struck in solid alloys. These sets are limited to 40,000 and priced at $99.95 CDN. The 2012 Fine Silver Proof Set will include a selectively gold plated silver dollar with every circulating denomination struck in 99.99% silver.
For additional information or ordering, visit the RCM’s website at http://mint.ca/