Friday, August 03, 2012

How long till a US right wing talk show nutbar notices the new toonie?

I am not sure anyone else has ever put on a coin something depicting the defeat of the US.   This year Canada as released a $2 coin with the HMS Shannon on it.   I suspect when some US nutbar right wing talk show notices he is going to scream for blood, demand a boycott of Canada etc....

The Shannon is most renown for the capture of the USS Chesapeake on June 1st 1813

From the Royal Mint site:
"The War of 1812 was a fundamental turning point in Canada's history. Its history—including that of the Leda-class frigate, HMS Shannon—has become important chapters in the narrative of Canada's evolution from colony to sovereign nation. The two-dollar coin featuring HMS Shannon commemorates the historic 11-minute battle with USS Chesapeake off the coast of Boston. The capture of the Chesapeake marked a decisive naval victory for the British at a time when morale was waning."


This is only the first of five War of 1812 $2 coins that will be released in over the next year.   Coming are Issac Brock, Tecumseh, Charles-Michel de Salaberry and Laura Secord $2 coins.   I really have to wonder how the Americans are going to take Canada issuing all these coins celebrating the defeat of the US in the War of 1812?



3 comments:

Tedward said...

They will react not at all since they have been taught that they won the war.

Bernard von Schulmann said...

The event itself is a significant defeat for the US

Anonymous said...

You may read more about the coins which Canada issued this year marking the 200th year of the war of 1812 - there are several more and they are selling well, both in Canada and the U.S.

http://news.coinupdate.com/sir-isaac-brock-gold-coin-1576/