According to the Royal Canadian Mint, Thayendanegea was born in
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.
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.
They settled in the
Thayendanegea was equally at ease with a tea cup or a tomahawk. He adopted a new culture without dishonoring his Native roots. Through his voice and his actions, Brant shaped much of Native Canada a truth that echoes throughout southwestern
The specifications of this very nice coin are:
Artist: Adapted from an original artwork by Laurie McGaw*
Composition: 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper with selective gold plating
Weight (g): 25.175
Diameter (mm): 36.07
Composition: 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper, gold plated inner core
Weight (g): 8.83
Diameter (mm): 28.0
Edge: Interrupted serrations
Composition: Nickel electroplated with bronze
Weight (g): 7.0