1/4 oz Battle of the Coral Sea Gold Coin | Perth Mint
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The Battle of the Coral Sea is arguably one of the most pivotal battles in history and is etched in remarkable detail on this 999 pure silver coin. Fortify your holdings with the addition of a few of these 1/2 oz 2015 Battle of the Coral Sea Silver Coins today!
Each of the coins maintains a similar, but not always identical, design on both the obverse and reverse.
- Ships individually in a protective coin sleeve
- Consisting of 1/4 oz of 9999 Fine Gold
- Reverse: Features a depiction of a navy vessel prepared for battle with the Southern Cross, representing Australia, on the ship's left and a partial American flag to its right along with the inscriptions "BATTLE OF THE CORAL SEA" and "WAR IN THE PACIFIC 1941-45"
- Obverse: Features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, her name, the country of issue, legal tender value and metal weight, type and purity
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. This remarkable story is reflected on this exceptional 1/2 oz .999 pure silver coin, by the Perth Mint.
ABOUT THE PERTH MINT
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.
|Ian Rank Broadley (obverse)|
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