Famous Naval Battles, Set of 5 Coins

5 x 1 oz Ag 999

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Denomination
1 $
Country
Cook Islands
Metal
Ag 999
Weight
31,1 g
Size
Ø 40,6 mm
Quality
Proof
Additions
Printing UV
Mintage
5000 pcs
Date of issue
Accessories
Certificate, Box
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Set of coins from the "Famous Naval Battles" series. The set includes coins: The Battle of Midway, The Battle of Salamis, The Battle of Trafalgar, The Battle of Hampton Roads and The Battle of Jutland.

Each coin is made of 1 ounce of fine silver and is packed in a dedicated box with a certificate of authenticity. On the reverse of each coin there is a colourful image of the most famous ship that took part in the battle.

The Battle of Midway (1942) was fought near the Pacific island of Midway. It is considered a turning point in the Second World War. After the attack on Pearl Harbour, the Japanese planned to conquer Midway in order to use it as a base and trap and destroy the American fleet in the ocean.

Thanks to the information gained by the agents, the American fleet surprised the Japanese forces by sinking four Japanese aircraft carriers. After Midway, the Americans and their allies launched an offensive in the Pacific.

The Battle of Jutland (1916) was the biggest naval battle in history with 250 ships. The battle took place in the North Sea on 31 May 1916, between Great Britain and Germany.

The coin's reverse shows HMS Iron Duke, the flagship of the British Great Fleet, which played a significant role in Jutland.

The Battle of Hampton Roads Bay (1862) a naval battle fought by Union and Confederate ships during the Civil War in the USA, played out in 1862. It was the first battle of armored ships in history. The battle started the peninsula campaign.

The Battle of Trafalgar (1805) took place on October 21, 1805 near the Spanish port of Cadiz. It ended Napoleon Bonaparte's plan to invade the United Kingdom.

The Battle of Salamis (480 BC) took place in a narrow strait between the island of Salamina and the coast of Athens in the Saronic Gulf, in 480 BC, between the Greek and Persian fleets during the Persian wars. The victory of a small Greek fleet over the Persian one decided the future of the war. This battle is considered to be one of those that changed the course of history.

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