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

Product Code: L6720502

DELIVERY UPDATE 11th September 2020We can confirm 70% of the Hercules orders have been shipped yesterday with the remaining orders to be dispatched next week. There has been a slight delay in the Penguin orders which will now be dispatched from Monday.We thank you for your understanding and patience during this time.All the best, Pobjoy Team.

Latest Update (14/08/2020): Standard delivery time for orders is currently 7-10 working days with Royal Mail. Please note, this does not include any pre-order items.

Please note, whilst social distancing measures are still in place, a small number of colleagues are undertaking a number of responsibilities from different departments which means delays will occur. Whilst we endeavour to try and deal with customer enquiries as quickly as possible, our response time will be slower than usual but our team is working as hard as they can during these strange times. Our phone lines are still currently closed.

Dispatch for orders will be delayed by 3-5 working days at present, and next day delivery is not currently an option

£41.63
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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 Solider, in Proof Sterling Silver. Issued on behalf of the British Indian Ocean Territory, this coin shows a British Soldier along with three tanks which are a Maltida, a Churchill, and a Cromwell. 

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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When war broke out in September 1939, some men volunteered to join the armed services of Britain; however, Britain could only raise 875,000 men, so many more were needed. 

In 1940, two million British men aged between 19-27, who were not working in 'reserved occupations', were ordered to fight. This was known as being 'called up'. They were then trained and sent off to war. Men who were too old, too young, or not completely fit, were instructed to join the Home Guard.

Metal Proof Sterling Silver
Diameter 38.60
Weight 28.28
Issue Limit 2000

Pobjoy Mint aims to dispatch all in stock items within 48 hours.

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- FREE Standard UK Delivery - 3-5 business days
- £8.99 - Next Day Delivery (When ordered before 1:00pm)
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- £800.00 - £4999.99 £25.00

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- £3000.00 - £4999.99+ £100.00

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