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During World War II, the Pacific theatre of war was host to several decisive battles that ultimately determined the outcome of the war. Millions of soldiers and civilians perished in conflicts, as axis forces led by the Empire of Japan, in an affront to seize complete control of the entire Pacific coast. Ultimately, the allied forces led by The United States and Australia gained a decisive victory in pivotal battles in both naval and land combat. This 1/2 oz 9999 pure silver coin of the Perth Mint commemorates the leading nations that were involved in obtaining that victory and ultimately bringing an end to the fighting and peace.

The Battle of the Coral Sea, waged by the axis force of Japan against the allied forces of the United States and Australia, was an extremely significant event in both World War II and Modern warfare as we know it today. The Battle of the Coral Sea was the first of its kind, as aircraft carriers engaged against one other, for the first time in history, without direct fire on opposing vessels. This event caused the Generals of each nation to adapt their strategies and tactics to the demands of heavy artillery naval warfare. The Battle of the Coral sea changed the tide of the war, completely. Although the allied forces incurred heavy losses, two critical components of the Imperial Japanese fleet, the Shokaku, and Zuikaku aircraft carriers were compromised. With these significant components out of the war, the allied forces obtained a weapons advantage and were able to establish victory in the ensuing battles, primarily in the Battle of Midway. Thus, the Battle of the Coral Sea served as a turning point in World War II, serving as a precursor for subsequent victories. This ultimately led to the final surrender of the axis forces, and the end to World War II.

These silver coins are an homage to the troops that worked together to liberate the Pacific of the Axis influence.

This remarkable story is reflected on this exceptional 1/2 oz .9999 pure silver coin, by the Perth Mint.

Highlights

  • Ships individually in a protective coin sleeve
  • Consisting of 1/2 oz of 9999 Fine Silver
  • Reverse: Features the depiction of an eagle flying whilst grasping an olive branch on its talons with the Southern Cross, representing Australia, to the eagle's right and a partial American flag to its left along with the inscription "VICTORY IN THE PACIFIC"
  • Obverse: Features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, her name, the country of issue, the year of release, the legal tender value and metal weight, type, and purity

The Perth Mint opened in 1899 as the British Royal Mint’s 3rd branch in Australia. The historical Hay Street location handled gold refining until moving to a modern facility in April 1990. Ownership of the mint was transferred to the Government of Western Australia in July of 1970. Under an agreement with the Commonwealth Treasury, they were empowered to mint and market gold, silver, and platinum as Australian legal tender to investors and collectors worldwide. Today, they are amongst one of the elite world mints whose pure gold, silver, and platinum items are trusted without question. Items such as the Australian Nugget, Silver Coin Series (Kangaroo, Kookaburra, Koala, and Platypus to name a few), as well as the Australian Lunar Gold and Silver Coin Series are extensively sought after by bullion investors worldwide.

6544
Lightly Used
9999
Australia
Perth Mint
AUD .50 cents
Ian Rank-Broadley's effigy of Elizabeth II.
A bald eagle holding an olive branch over top of starts and stripes of the nations that fought, along with the coins title and the year 1945 marking the allies "Victory in the Pacific" .
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