Canada – 2012 2 Dollars HMS Shannon – B.UNC

$5.95

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2 dollar circulation coin commemorating the HMS Shannon, famous for defeating and capturing the USS Chesapeake as well as towing the American ship to Halifax harbour. 23 members of the Shannon’s crew perished in this historic naval battle in June 1813. Grave markers of these fallen sailors can be found at the Royal Navy Cemetery and at the Old Burial Ground, administered by St. Paul’s Church. Paul, in Halifax. The Shannon’s bell is currently on display at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, also in Halifax.

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Canada – 2012 2 Dollars HMS Shannon – B.UNC

 

Characteristics

    • Composition: Bimetallic: brass-plated aluminum bronze center and nickel-plated steel ring
    • Weight: 6.92 grams
    • Diameter: 28 mm
    • Thickness: 1.75 mm
    • Engraver: Obverse: Susan Taylor, Susanna Blunt, Reverse: Bonnie Ross
    • Illustrator: Obverse: Susan Taylor, Susanna Blunt, Reverse: Bonnie Ross
    • Edge: Interrupted groove
    • Not very magnetic
    • Die Axis: ↑↑

Elizabeth II (2003 to present)

Canadian artist Susanna Blunt creates the most recent effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, surrounded by the inscription ELIZABETH II D G REGINA. A reminder to the effigy of Her Majesty’s father (1937-1952) that of George VI, who also chose to be represented without a crown.

Reverse HMS Shannon