80th Anniversary of the Second World War - The Sailor - 2019 Proof Sterling Silver

Product Code: L6720503

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Coin Highlights

  • 2019 Proof Sterling Silver £2 Coin
  • Issued on behalf of the British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Issue Limit: 2,000
  • Presented in a presentation box and certificate
  • Also available as a complete set
  • Also available as: Uncirculated Cupro Nickel

Description

To commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the start of the Second World War, Pobjoy Mint is pleased to announce the release of The Sailor, in Proof Sterling Silver. Issued on behalf of the British Indian Ocean Territory, this coin shows a British Sailor along with three ships which are a King George class battleship, an Admiral Class battle cruiser, and a Flower class corvette. 

The reverse also displays the wording "1939 - The Second World War - 1945", whilst the obverse of the coin features the Pobjoy Mint exclusive effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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After the declaration of war in September 1939, the Ministry of Shipping took control of Britain's merchant fleet. It was the job of the Ministry to decide what the cargo ships would carry, and the function they would fulfill in order to best support the war effort. 

Emphasis was put on implementing the convoy system, by which warships would commonly escort groups of merchant ships to deter attacks from Germna U-boats. With all of Britain's oil arriving by sea, half of the food, and most of the raw materials, the smooth functioning of sailors and the merchant fellt, was fundamental to the nation's survival. 

Metal Proof Sterling Silver
Diameter 38.60
Weight 28.28
Issue Limit 2000

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