Battle of Lundy’s Lane Depicted on Kilo Gold and Silver Coins

by Darrin Lee Unser on June 3, 2014 · 0 comments

One kilo gold and silver coins from the Royal Canadian Mint commemorate the bicentennial of one of the bloodiest battles in the War of 1812. New for collectors are the 2014 Battle of Lundy’s Lane One Kilogram Gold Coin and 2014 Battle of Lundy’s Lane One Kilogram Silver Coin.

2014 Battle of Lundy's Lane Gold and Silver Coins

Royal Canadian Mint images of the 2014 Battle of Lundy’s Lane Gold and Silver Coins

Both large strikes feature reverse designs depicting a scene from that battle, and each have extremely limited mintages with just 10 gold coins issued and only 400 of the silver coins authorized.

"The Battle of Lundy’s Lane was one of the fiercest land battles of the War of 1812 – but also one of the deadliest ever fought on Canadian soil, with high casualties suffered on both sides." describes the Royal Canadian Mint. "As American troops surged forward, the British troops – which included the Canadian militia and First Nations allies – fought together valiantly to hold their position and prevent the American troops from moving further north."

The Battle of Lundy’s Lane was fought on July 25, 1814. It marked the last attempted invasion of Upper Canada by American forces.

Battle of Lundy’s Lane Gold and Silver Coin Designs and Specifications

Canadian artist Bonnie Ross created the design found on both gold and silver coins. American troops are seen advancing against British troops. Both forces have fixed bayonets, reinforcing the reality of the close combat during the engagement. Artillery also appears off in the distance.

2014 Battle of Lundy's Lane One Kilogram Gold Coin

2014 Battle of Lundy’s Lane One Kilogram Gold Coin

Inscribed below the design are THE BATTLE OF LUNDY’S LANE, 1814-2014, and LA BATAILLE DE LUNDY’S LANE. Above, CANADA is shown.

2014 Battle of Lundy's Lane One Kilogram Silver Coin

2014 Battle of Lundy’s Lane One Kilogram Silver Coin

Susanna Blunt’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II graces the obverse of both issues. Inscriptions include ELIZABETH II, 2014 and the legal tender face values of 2500 DOLLARS for the gold coin and 250 DOLLARS for the silver coin.

Specifications of the gold and silver coins is shown in the table below:

Battle of Lundy’s Lane Gold and Silver Coin Specifications

  Kilo Gold Coin Kilo Silver Coin
Item Number 130542 130543
Mintage 10 400
Composition 99.99% pure gold 99.99% pure silver
Finish proof proof
Weight (g) 1,000 1,000
Diameter (mm) 101.6 102.1
Edge serrated serrated
Certificate serialized serialized
Face Value CAD $2,500 CAD $250
Obverse Designer Susanna Blunt Susanna Blunt
Reverse Designer Bonnie Ross Bonnie Ross

 

Ordering Information

The Battle of Lundy’s Lane gold and silver coins are available at mint.ca, or this affiliate link to RCM new coin releases.

Prices are CAD $69,000, or about US $63,478, for the gold coin and CAD $2,249.95, or about US $2,050, for the silver coin. Each ships with a serialized certificate and a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maple wood clamshell with graphic beauty box. The Mint notes that the last two kilo silver coin releases sold out.

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