Royal Canadian Mint to unveil two-dollar circulation coin commemorating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812

First of five new 1812-themed circulation coins to be unveiled at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

HALIFAX, June 18, 2012 /CNW/ - The Royal Canadian Mint will unveil a 2012-dated, two-dollar commemorative circulation coin honouring the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.  This launch event, taking place at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, coincides with the Government of Canada's official celebration of the bicentennial on June 18, 2012.

The unveiling will be followed by a public coin exchange where guests and Halifax Citadel visitors will be invited to trade their loose change to be among the first in Canada to collect this new coin.


Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
5425 Sackville Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Monday, June 18, 2012
Arrival: 10:15 am
Remarks and unveil:  10:30 am

Mr. Kirk MacRae, Director, Royal Canadian Mint Board of Directors
Major (Ret'd) Ken Hynes, Army Museum
Dr. Carla Wheaton, Cultural Resource Manager, Mainland Nova Scotia  Field Unit
Mr. Colin MacLean, President, Waterfront Development Corporation

About the Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown Corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada's circulation coins. An ISO 9001-2008 certified company, the Mint is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale. For more information on the Mint, its products and services, visit


SOURCE Royal Canadian Mint

For further information:

Alex Reeves
Senior Manager, Communications
Royal Canadian Mint
Telephone: (613) 884-6370

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