Gold proof £2 coin set commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
These £2 gold coins from Jersey are struck in 22 carat (.917) fineness and come complete with a presentation box and certificate of authenticity. The proof coins are notable for having selective rose gold plating, which makes the coins aesthetically pleasing to view.
The total gold weight of the three coins is 1.413 troy ounces. Just 50 of these coin sets were ever issued, making them an excellent addition to any gold coin collection - this set is issued under the number 22.
The Battle of Britain was an air battle which took place between the fall of France in May 1940 and the cancellation of Operation Sea Lion (the planned invasion of Britain) in October 1940.
The British won the battle through a combination of superior tactics, the advantage of fighting on home-ground, greater aircraft production and of course, the bravery and skill of the RAF servicemen and women themselves. If the Battle of Britain had been won by the Germans, it is commonly perceived that they would have successfully invaded and occupied Britain, and causing Churchill to say after the battle that:
Never in the field of human conflict had so much been owed by so many to so few.
The obverse shows the forth definitive portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II, as designed by Ian Rank-Broadley.
The reverse of the coins depict RAF fighter pilots and their planes. Each reverse design was done by Andy Walker.
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||1.413|
|Fineness / Carat||0.917 / 22|
|Obverse Designer||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Reverse Designer||Andy Walker|
|Issuing Monarch||Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)|
|Mint / Brand||Unknown|
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