80th Anniversary of the Second World War - Soldiers and Vehicles - 2019 Proof Sterling Silver Coin

Product Code: L6720700

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Coin Highlights

  • 2019 Proof Sterling Silver 1 Crown Coin
  • Issued on behalf of Ascension Island
  • Issue Limit: 2,000
  • Unique presentation box and certificate
  • Also available as: Unc. Cupro Nickel


This year marks the 80th anniversary since the start of the Second World War which lasted from 1939 to 1945 involving countries across the globe. To mark this anniversary Pobjoy Mint has released a new One Crown coin on the behalf of Ascension Island which is dedicated to this historic occurrence. The war directly involved more than 100 million people across 30 countries with the vast majority of the Worlds countries including all the super power states forming two opposing military alliances known as the Allies and the Axis.

The coin is entitled “1939. The Second World War .1945”, the date of when the war started and finished. The design of the coin features the soldiers at the forefront of the battleground with a representation of all the vehicles used in the war such as the warships, tanks and Lancaster planes.

The obverse of the coin features the exclusive Pobjoy Mint effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 

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The instability within Europe and unstable Germany saw Adolf Hitler and his National socialist rearm the nation and sign strategic treaties with Italy and Japan to try and position himself at the forefront of world domination. The invasion of Poland in 1939 was the catalyst in Great Britain and France declaring war on Germany which marked the start of the War. The Second World War was the most devastating and cruellest seen in mortal history, fatalities went beyond 50 million most of whom were civilian.

During World War II, to strengthen and supply patrol operations ongoing from the early days of the war, as an airbase was built on Ascension Island which was known as “wideawake”. The name came from a nearby colony of terns which were locally called ‘wideawake’ birds because of their loud chatter. The airfield was used by the US Military as a stopping point for the aircraft between crossing the Atlantic Ocean on the way to Europe and Africa.

Metal Proof Sterling Silver 1 Crown
Diameter 38.60mm
Weight 28.28gms
Issue Limit 2,000

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