CELEBRATING THAYENDANEGEA (1742 - 1807)
A VOICE THAT SHAPED NATIVE CANADA
Born in Ohio during a tumultuous era that defined North America, Thayendanegea’s life was greatly influenced by an alliance with the British. Thayendanegea was given the Christian name of Joseph Brant and received an English education.
Brant fought his first battle with the British when he was just a teenager. But this young warrior was also a visionary. Brant clearly understood that Native people faced inevitable change and united various nations to protect their interests.
Designed by Laurie McGaw, the reverse design features a stately portrait of Thayendanegea wearing a traditional headdress with a chain of trade silver as well as other Native adornments. The silver gorget was inspected by medieval armour and was given to Joseph Brant by King George III. As war chief of the Six Nations and a British military captain, Brant was respected by both sides. And when the American War of Independence ended (1783), he acted as statesman and negotiated land for the Six Nations people. The coin features the unique Mint Mark that was introduced to all of Canada's circulation coins in 2006.
The coin comes encapsulated and presented in a dark red case and it is accompanied by a booklet of authenticity.
Denomination - Canadian One Dollar
Composition - Sterling Silver Brilliant Uncirculated (92.5% Silver and 7.5% Copper)
Weight - 25.175g
Diameter - 36.07mm
Mint - Royal Canadian Mint