2020 Gold Proof 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Sovereign 4-Coin Set - Isle of Man.
This gold proof sovereign coin set commemorates the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain where the Royal Air Force (RAF) and Fleet Air Arm (FAA) of the Royal Navy defended the UK's skies against Germany's attacks by the Luftwaffe.
Struck in 22-carat / 0.917 fine gold, this set features 4 coins of varying sovereign sizes: half sovereign, full sovereign, double sovereign and the quintuple sovereign.
Only 80 of these coin sets were issued, with this set being numbered '50'.
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 features Jody Clark's portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II.
The reverse of these coins feature Andy Walker's designs of:
a Hurricane (half sovereign);
a Spitfire (full sovereign);
scrambling pilots (double sovereign);
a soldier/plane spotter (quintuple sovereign).
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||2|
|Fineness / Carat||0.917 / 22|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Reverse Designer||Andy Walker|
|Issuing Monarch||Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)|
|Mint / Brand||Unknown|
|Country||Isle of Man|
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