2013 $20 Louisbourg, 300th Anniversary - Pure Silver Coin

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Country: Canada
Year: 2013

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This 2013 $20 pure silver coin commemorates the 300th anniversary of the settlement of Louisbourg, the essential role this settlement played in the development of Nova Scotia—and, ultimately, Canada. The coin is double struck with the Royal Canadian Mint’s highest quality proof finish, and weighs just over one full ounce of .9999 fine silver. Mintage 8,500. HST/GST exempt.


The Design:

The reverse is engraved with the words “CANADA,” the double date “1713 LOUISBOURG 2013,” and the face value of “20 DOLLARS.” The edge lettering on the side of the coin reads “LOUISBOURG 300” and a repeating symbolic pattern of an anchor, fleur de lys and maple leaf.


Initially founded by a small group of French colonists in 1713, Louisbourg became a thriving community around its large natural port. It was the center of French power in the Atlantic region, home to one of the largest military garrisons in New France. Captured by the British in 1758, Louisbourg was eventually abandoned in 1768. Today, it is considered a National Historical Site.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 20 Dollars
Year: 2013

Diameter: 40mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 31.6 grams
Bullion Weight: 1.016 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: 300th Anniversary of the settlement of Louisbourg
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 8,500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Laying the foundation for a nation: The 300th Anniversary of Louisbourg

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