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This 1/25th ounce pure gold coin highlights the historic connection between Louisbourg and the sea. It depicts a cod fish and ship, as well as the Frédéric Gate. The reverse is engraved with the words "CANADA," the date "2013" and the face value of "50 CENTS." The coin weighs 1/25 of an ounce.
Fortress of Louisbourg
Initially founded by a small group of French colonists in 1713, Louisbourg quickly 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, an important economic and cultural crossroads, and a major hub for fishing and trading ships from around the world. Captured by the British in 1758, Louisbourg was eventually abandoned in 1768. Today, it is considered a National Historical Site
• Mintage: 10,000
• This is apure gold item which is GST/HST exempt
• Composition: 99.99% fine gold
• Finish: proof
• Weight: 1.27 g
• Diameter: 13.92 mm
• Edge: serrated
• Certificate: serialized
• Face value: 50 cent
• Artist: Peter Gough (reverse); Susanna Blunt (obverse)
• 2013 Proof 1/25th Ounce Pure Gold, 300th Anniversary of Louisbourg