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2012 $250 King George III Peace Medal - Pure Silver Kilo Coin
$250 2012 Fine Silver 1 Kilo - King George III Peace Medal
 
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Year: 2012

RCM# 119691

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Product Code: 623932041486

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The War of 1812 was a fundamental turning point in Canada’s history: it profoundly influenced British North America’s (Canada’s) sense of identity and united French- and English-speaking inhabitants, Indigenous communities, farmers, soldiers, artisans, and others, in an effort to preserve their ways of life from American invasion. From the earliest days of North American colonisation, European nations presented silver medallions to First Nations leaders as tokens of respect and friendship, gratitude for service, and at the signing of treaties. From his ascension to the British throne in 1760, King George III’s peace medals featured a reverse image bearing his royal arms and, on the obverse, his bust.

The reverse features the reverse and obverse sides of the King George III Peace Medal rendered in striking detail, as it appeared in 1812, including the young, armoured bust of King George III wearing the ribbon of the Order of the Garter, his beribboned hair curled above his right ear. To the right of this effigy is an image of the Arms of George III that would have appeared on the reverse of the peace medals at the time of the War of 1812. These Arms include a central shield quartered into quadrants representing England (three lions “passant guardant”) and Scotland (a lion “rampant” within a framed detail); France (three fleurs-de-lys); Ireland (a stringed harp); and Hanover, Brunswick, Luneburg, and Westphalia (bottom right quadrant). The shield is topped by the crown of Charlemagne and encircled by the garter symbolizing the Order of the Garter and engraved with the Order’s motto, “Honi soit qui mal y pense” (Shamed be he who thinks evil of it). The arms is supported by the lion of the House of Plantaganet and the unicorn traditionally representing purity. Beneath the Arms is a ribbon bearing the royal motto, “Dieu, et Mon Droit” (God and My Right) flanked by the symbolic rose and thistle of British monarchy.
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Denomination: $250

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