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?


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.