Goldline is proud to be the exclusive dealer for the Royal Canadian Mint's ¼ ounce gold bullion coin commemorating the bicentennial of the War of 1812. Available in sheets of 20 uncirculated coins, these limited production, 24 karat (.9999 fine) gold coins are guaranteed for their weight and purity by the Royal Canadian Mint and can be held in precious metals IRAs. The War of 1812 is often described as America's second war of independence. It began as a protest against perceived violations of the U.S.'s national sovereignty by the British and was the first time that America declared war on another nation. America's historic national anthem, "The Star Spangled Banner," was penned during Britain's naval bombardment of Baltimore's Fort McHenry. Obverse: The coin's obverse features Queen Elizabeth II with the inscription "Canada 10 Dollars." The obverse was designed by Susanna Blunt. Reverse: The reverse displays an eagle, representing American forces, facing a lion, symbolizing forces fighting under British command. Between these two animals is the shield of military conflict which is emblazoned with the Canadian Maple Leaf. The coin bears the inscription "1812 - 2012" above the design and "FINE GOLD 1/4 OZ OR PUR" below it. The reverse was designed by Cathy Bursey-Sabourin. Uncirculated condition. Limited production. Available in sheets of 20 coins. Mintage Ended: 3/31/2013. Total Minted: 115,999 coins.