This 99.99% fine Silver coin has a face value of 250 Dollars with a diameter of 102.1 millimeters and a weight of 1,000 grams.
- Contains 32.15 oz of .9999 fine Silver.
- Comes encapsulated and presented in a maroon flock-lined clamshell case with a certificate of authenticity.
- Mintage of only 600 coins.
- Obverse: Right-facing profile of Queen Elizabeth II, along with the year and face value.
- Reverse: Features the reverse and obverse sides of the King George III Peace Medal rendered in striking detail, including the young, armored bust of King George III wearing the ribbon of the Order of the Garter. To his right is the Arms of George III that would have appeared on the reverse of the peace medals at the time of the War of 1812. Beneath the Coat of 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.
- Sovereign coin backed by the Canadian government.
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First 1812-themed one kilogram fine silver coin! In Canada, the practice of giving peace medals to First Nations chiefs dates back to the early 1670s, when such medals were handed out by the government of King Louis XIV of France. Around the same time, the British government of King Charles II was presenting similar medals to First Nations peoples in British colonies in what is now the eastern United States. When Britain gained control of France’s North American holdings following the Seven Year's War (1756 to 1763), the French peace medals were replaced by British peace medals featuring King George II and, later, his grandson George III.
European nations presented medallions to First Nations leaders as tokens of respect and friendship, gratitude for service, and at the signing of treaties. Historical evidence suggests that these physical signs of fealty not only helped to ease tensions caused by cultural and linguistic differences between First Nations peoples and European settlers, but were revered by First Nations recipients and, in some cases, passed down through generations.