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2015 Battle Of Britain Fifty Pence Piedfort Silver Proof Coin

UK15BBPF 2015 Battle of Britain 50p Piedfort Silver Proof Boxed
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The Battle of Britain took place in 1940, with British pilots serving alongside those from Poland, France, Belgium, and Czechia. It was a devastating battle: of around 3,000 aircrew who were involved, over 500 were killed. In the famous words of Winston Churchill ‘never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.’ This ‘Few’ referred to the pilots who fought and won the Battle of Britain, successfully rebutting Hitler’s Operation Sealion to weaken and invade the British Isles. To commemorate the sacrifices and achievements of these brave pilots and ground crew, The Royal Mint has released a special 75th anniversary piedfort silver proof 50p. It features a striking design of three airmen running towards their planes on the tarmac. Above, enemy aircraft approach, filling the sky. Designer Gary Breeze finished the design with an inscription ‘THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN’ and the date 1940. On the opposite side of this double-thickness coin, is Jody Clark’s 2015 portrait of The Queen which is the fifth official effigy on modern coinage. Released in 2015, there are two versions of this Battle of Britain Fifty Pence, one featuring the new Jody Clark portrait while the other features Ian Rank-Broadley’s fourth official effigy. This silver proof 50 pence piece is one of 1,422 in this presentation. It weighs the 16.00 grams with a diameter of 27.30 millimetres, and is struck to a proof quality, meaning it has a cleaner design and better finish than the coins in your change. You will receive this popular collectors coin in its original packaging, with certificate of authenticity.
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Obverse

Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen by Jody Clark. Fifth official effigy. Legend around: 'ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2015'.

Reverse

Design by Gary Breeze of three pilots running to aircraft with enemy planes overhead. Inscription: 'THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN' '1940'. No denomination on non-circulating coins. 

Specification

Proof finish coin. 16.00 grams of .925 sterling silver. Diameter 30.00 millimetres. Face value 50p / Fifty Pence.

 

Presentation

One of just 1,422 in this presentation. Offered in its original box with certificate of authenticity.

Condition

The images provided of this product are stock photos. The coin you receive will be from the same issue and will have the same specifications. Some modern UK coins naturally develop toning or milk spots over time and these features may be present on the coin you receive. We cannot exchange coins displaying toning or milkspots.

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