The popular Battles That Changed History coin collection continues with the Battle of Gettysburg 1oz Silver Coin.
The Battle of Gettysburg took place on 1-3 July 1863, in and near the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It was one of the largest and bloodiest battles of the American Civil War with over 50,000 casualties.
The battle lasted three days before concluding in a victory for General George G. Meade’s Union Army. “Pickett’s Charge”, an all or nothing infantry assault ordered by the Confederate General Robert E. Lee and led by General Pickett, is considered to have turned the battle in the Union’s favour. The Union’s soldiers managed to repulse the attack, resulting in huge losses for the Confederate army and halting Lee’s invasion of the North.
This not only sealed the South’s defeat, but catapulted Abraham Lincoln to victory and ultimately provided momentum for the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment, permanently freeing all slaves in America.
This captivating fine silver coin features a stoic illustration of Union General George G. Meade. He stands against an antique, engraved background showing opposing troops engaged in ferocious battle.
The coin is presented in an antique-looking timber box with a black velvet interior. The themed outer box features a black line art illustration of the battle imposed over an antiqued paper texture. Inside you will find the themed and serialised Certificate of Authenticity.
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