Famous Battles Series

Focusing on five notable engagements that changed the course of history, The Perth Mints Famous Battles Series portrays battlefield scenes spanning more than two millennia. Struck from 1oz of .999 pure silver and in proof quality from the Perth Mint,these coins depict five famous battle scenes and released in 2009. The five coins in the series are the battle of Thermopylae (480 BC), the battle of Cannae (216 BC), the battle of Hastings (1066 AD), the battle of Balaklava (1854 AD) and the battle of Gettysburg (1863 AD). Each coin is limited to a mintage of 5000 each by the Perth Mint, and each of these silver bullion coins comes in a presentation display case with a numbered certificate of authenticity and a illustrated shipper. Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the coin bears the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse. The Famous Battles five coin series has proven to be extremely popular among collectors.


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The Famous Battles Series 2009-2010


Thermopylae

Battle of Thermopylae

The Perth Mints Battle of Thermopylae, portrays a coloured image of Spartan warriors in classic phalanx formation. Released in 2009 and the first in the series no more than 5,000 of these coins have been minted.

 


Cannae

Battle of Cannae

The Perth Mints Battle of Cannae, the design depict a Carthaginian warrior and one of Hannibal’s 30 war elephants,. Released in 2009 and the first in the series no more than 5,000 of these coins have been minted.

 


Hastings

Battle of Hastings

The Perth Mints Battle of Hastings, portrays a coloured depiction of the Battle of Hastings. Released in 2009 and the first in the series no more than 5,000 of these coins have been minted.



 

Balaklava

Battle of Balaklava

The Perth Mints Battle of Balaklava, portrays a coloured depiction of the Light Brigade’s ill-fated charge. Released in 2009 and the first in the series no more than 5,000 of these coins have been minted.

 


Gettysburg

Battle of Gettysburg

The Perth Mints Battle of Gettysburg, portrays a coloured representation of the climactic final day’s battle at Gettysburg. Released in 2010 and the first in the series no more than 5,000 of these coins have been minted.

 

 

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Famous Battles Series Specifications

Mint: Perth Mint
Weight: 31.12 grams
Diameter: 40.60 mm
Composition: .999 silver
Authorized Mintage: 5,000
Issue Date: 2009-2010

 

Further Coin Information

Information on this series can be found at the Perth Mint.