The Battle of Britain took place over southern England and the English Channel between July and October 1940.
Pitting Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) against the German Luftwaffe, it was the first major campaign of the Second World War to be fought entirely by air forces.
Despite grim prospects and being heavily outnumbered, the pilots of the RAF rose to the occasion with remarkable courage. The battles were characterised by fierce dog fights involving their legendry Hurricanes and Spitfires, and Germany’s famous Messerschmitt Bf 109s.
The design portrays representations of six Spitfire fighter planes against a stylised cloud, which surrounds the inscription ‘80TH ANNIVERSARY BATTLE of BRITAIN’. The design also includes The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, the coin’s weight and fineness and the 2020 year-date. The coin’s obverse depicts the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.
Struck from 1/4oz of 99.99% pure gold in proof quality with a limited mintage of only 500 coins. The coin is housed in a prestigious wooden presentation case within a superbly illustrated shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
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