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The first ever Commemorative Silver & Gold medallions celebrating the life and legacy of Major General Sir Isaac Brock will be available for a limited period

The Guernsey Mint & Bullion Company this week minted the first ever one troy ounce 999.9 fine silver medallion commemorating the bicentenary of the death of Major General Sir Isaac Brock, ‘Hero of Upper Canada’.

After requests from esteemed coin collectors, a strictly limited production of solid fine gold medallions will be produced for the top end collectors market.  Sold in strictly limited numbers to collectors, these will be available upon request.

The medallions have been intricately designed by General Brock’s first cousin six removed, artist Oliver Brock, and carry a portrait of Sir Isaac Brock on the obverse, with a compound image of the Battle of Queenston Heights on the reverse, with the motto ‘Push on the York Volunteers’ around the rim.  The medallions are 37mm in diameter and 3mm thick.

£5 from the sale of each silver medallion will be donated to the Brock Memorial Foundation, a Guernsey Registered Charity that provides support to projects intended to maintain and enhance the legacy of Sir Isaac Brock both in Guernsey and Canada. With such an historical significance to the people of Canada and the limited production run, these are already being discussed with coin and medallion aficionados as being of excellent collector interest, especially as experts predict increased precious metal prices over time.

The Brock Family and the people of Guernsey are very proud of the actions of General Brock during his long service in Canada, including his preparations for War, his efforts to raise militia units and make alliances with the Native peoples, and of course his daring actions at Detroit and Queenston Heights.  There is a day of celebrations planned on October 13th 2012 on the island of Guernsey in the Channel Islands.

For more information and to place orders for both the limited production of silver and gold medallions, please go to ww.isaacbrock.com. Prices will be set daily according to spot prices for silver and gold.

brock1 Brock by Brock   Commemorative Silver & Gold medallions of Major General Sir Isaac Brock

The obverse of the silver medallion resting adjacent to General Brock’s place on the Brock family tree

brock2 Brock by Brock   Commemorative Silver & Gold medallions of Major General Sir Isaac Brock

A detail from the reverse of the medallion showing the US soldiers at the Redan battery, with the fateful musket-ball that took Brock’s life rising from the surface of the round.

brock3 Brock by Brock   Commemorative Silver & Gold medallions of Major General Sir Isaac Brock

The obverse and reverse sides of the medallion shown together.

For more information on the medallion, or the Brock Memorial Foundation please contact Oliver Brock by e-mail at oliver.brock@isaacbrock.com or by telephone on +44 1481 722240

For more information on the Guernsey Mint please contact Bruce Russell by e-mail at sales@guernseymint.com or by telephone on +44 1481 268082

 

 

 

 

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