War of 1812 Sir Isaac Brock commemorative coin
Last Updated: Oct. 12, 2012
The Royal Canadian Mint has issued a 25-cent coin in honour of Sir Isaac Brock, the "hero of Upper Canada," who died leading the British forces at the Battle of Queenston Heights, Oct. 13, 1812. The commemorative quarter is the first of four circulation coins to mark the bi-centennial of the War of 1812.
Maj.-Gen. Brock was a British military officer and administrator stationed in what is now Ontario, who along with Shawnee fighters led by Tecumseh, defeated American forces at Detroit at the outbreak of the war in early 1812. Brock's British forces were also victorious at Queenston Heights, the first major battle of the war that would end two years later.