1812 History
Commemorative Sir Isaac Brock Coin- 1816

1812 History
Department of Canadian Heritage This item is a part of the 1812 History digitization project. This project was made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Strategy.
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This coin is from Upper Canada and is dated 1816. On one side the date is in the centre surrounded by the words: "SUCCESS TO COMMERCE & PEACE". On the other side there is an urn in the centre, topped by two angels holding sprigs of laurel leaves over it. This is surrounded by the words: "SR. ISAAC BROCK THE HERO OF UPPER CANADA".

The coin was found on property previously owned by Allan Nixon. During the War of 1812, Nixon was known to have owned a blacksmith shop. It is also believed that the he was forced to shoe American horses while the area was under US occupation.
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.1936006435859 Longitude: -79.5823001861572
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Commemorative Sir Isaac Brock Coin- 1816
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